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Spy Kids Reboot Coming to Netflix With Robert Rodriguez Back as Director

The Organization of Super Spies is heading to Netflix.

On Wednesday, Netflix announced that it's teaming-up with Robert Rodriguez, the director who created the family action comedy film series, to reimagine and relaunch the franchise for a new generation. The news comes 21 years to the date of the original Spy Kids release. In 2021, Skydance media announced that Rodriguez would be returning to the beloved Spy Kids franchise, but now we know that Rodriguez will write, direct and produce the new feature project for Netflix.

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Plot details for the new Spy Kids movie are still being kept under wraps, but it's said that it will focus on a new “multicultural family” of spies.

The new Spy Kids marks a return to the Netflix for Rodriguez, who made the superhero film We Can Be Heroes for the streaming giant. The movie premiered on Netflix last December. While the Book of Boba Fett filmmaker is known for his action-thrillers, he also made the 2005 cult classic The Adventures Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D.

The first Spy Kids movie premiered in 2001, and it starred Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, and Daryl Sabara. The film follows two kids who discover their parents’ secret life as international super spies. The film spawned two sequels and a spinoff set in the same world.

Netflix's Spy Kids will be made in partnership with Skydance Media and Spy Kids rights owner Spyglass Media. The Spy Kids series has raked in more than $550 million globally.

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Spy Kids will be produced by David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger for Skydance, which will oversee the film's development and production. Gary Barber and Peter Oillataguerre of Spyglass will executive produce, and Elizabeth Avellan and Racer Max will also produce.

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