Apparently, DJ Cotrona will be reuniting with director Robert Rodriguez for Netflix’s upcoming remake of Spy Kids.
Together, they had previously adapted From Dusk Till Dawn for television. As part of the cast, he will join Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Billy Magnussen, Everly Carganilla, and Connor Esterson.
Spy Kids is an action-comedy centered around the Cortez family. As a result of Rodriguez’s creative vision, the film features several Latino themes, giving it a fresh perspective on the spy genre.
Carmen and Juni, brothers and sisters, discover their parents are spies back after ten years of retirement in the first film. As their parents are captured, the children have to learn spying skills in order to save them.
The sequel to the Spy Kids franchise, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, finds Juni and Carmen working for the OSS.
However, Juni is fired by the Giggles siblings after shenanigans by them. Upon hearing of their plan to take over the world using the transmooker device, they must stop them and retrieve Juni’s membership.
Juni saves Carmen from a video game gone wrong in the third installment, which ends the Cortez-focused series. In 2011, a sequel followed retired spy Marissa (Jessica Alba) and her stepchildren as they fought to defeat The Timekeeper.
A maniacal mastermind releases a computer virus that gives him power over all technology as the children of the world’s best spies unknowingly help him. In order to save their parents and the world, the kids must work together.
In addition to serving as director and writer, Rodriguez will also serve as producer. As co-writer, Racer Max contributes his expertise.
Among the producers of Skydance, which is in charge of the overall production, are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger. Additionally, Elizabeth Avellan and Max will serve as producers.
In addition to Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre, Spyglass is one of the executive producers. For the project, Nick Nesbit will serve as Netflix’s creative lead.
Among Rodriguez’s other projects, The Book of Boba Fett was a Disney+ original Star Wars series in which he served as director and executive producer. His directorial work also includes Disney+’s The Mandalorian series.
Among his filmography are entries in successful franchises such as the Predator film series and the Mexico trilogy, including Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He has also written Sin City, Machete, Bedhead, Desperado, and others.
There are several award organizations that have recognized Rodriguez’s creativity in film, including Sundance, Satellite Awards, and even Grammys. On the subject of Latinx representation on screen, Collider spoke with Rodriguez about his classic Spy Kids film series.
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