Monday, March 15, 2010

Robert Rodriguez: Yes, SPY KIDS; No, JETSONS

From MTV Movie Blog:

"Last September we learned that The Weinstein Co. is planning another installment of Robert Rodriguez' family sci-fi franchise Spy Kids and that it would be shot in the new digital 3D format (unlike Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, which used a form of the old anaglyph type of 3D). Well, the fact that there will be a new Spy Kids was correct, but it won't be 'Part 4' of the initial series.

At SXSW, where Robert Rodriguez just premiered footage from Predators, he revealed he's actually rebooting his own franchise and that this new Spy Kids will be his next project as a director. The Playlist shares the news from Austin, relaying that the Grindhouse co-director has set the story 10 years later and will cast all new kids for the leads.

'That maybe doesn't sound as good as it sounds,' Rodriguez acknowledged to the SXSW audience, 'but when you read the script it's very funny. It's not like we're going back to the well for a fourth time. It feels actually completely new. It's the Casino Royale to For Your Eyes Only.'

The filmmaker also noted that kids are his most loyal audience, even more than the geek crowd. This... explains why a Spy Kids redo is hitting theaters before the highly anticipated Sin City sequel, which Rodriguez simply claims 'quite possibly' is still happening....

What isn't happening, though, at least not for Rodriguez, is The Jetsons. Despite telling MTV last summer that his planned adaptation of the future-set animated series would shoot in 2010, the director confirmed that he's no longer doing it at all."

Well, I'm waiting on SOMEBODY to do this in live-action:


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