The popular family action franchise Spy Kids is getting a reboot, and series creator Robert Rodriguez is remaining onboard to write and direct.

Skydance Media and Spyglass Media are joining forces to bring the enduring Spy Kids franchise back to the big screen in an entirely new reimagining. What’s more, they’ve enlisted the series’ creator, Robert Rodriguez to write and direct the new film.

The rights to the Spy Kids series, dreamed up by Rodriguez when he wanted to make something his kids could enjoy, sit with Spyglass Media, but according to Deadline, Skydance Media have shown great interest in a co-production as it looks to diversify its output.

The first Spy Kids movie grossed over $100m internationally whilst the series in total has made an impressive $550m in total. It’s little wonder then that Skydance, who continue to look for mainstream blockbuster properties, have chased the opportunity to co-produce with Spyglass. Other high-budget films en route from the Skydance include GI Joe: Snake Eyes, the next Mission: Impossible and Top Gun: Maverick.

The news that Robert Rodriguez is returning to direct will either hearten you or disappoint you, depending on whether you prefer the Spy Kids franchise or his films aimed at a more mature audience.

Where this leaves Rodriguez’s other projects like the the long-mooted Machete Kills In Space we don’t know, especially given his commitments to also producing the planned Star Wars series, The Book Of Boba Fett. We’ll update you with more news as we hear it.

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