Robert Rodriguez brings the family in front of and behind the camera as he and his sons worked on the Spy Kids reboot for Netflix.
One thing you can’t fault Robert Rodriguez for — he makes the movies he wants to make. Robert Rodriguez, the self-taught director, found his way to the studio system through cutting production costs. He did this by taking on a variety of positions and shooting creatively around complicated set-ups. His ingenuity paid off when his films were successful and made a profit. Since then, he has had a foot in Hollywood and a foot outside. He’s been able to do both. After The Book of Boba Fett and the recent thriller Hypnotic, Rodriguez has returned to his unlikely family franchise hit with Spy Kids: Armageddon.
The official synopsis from Netflix reads,
When the children of the world’s greatest secret agents unwittingly help a powerful Game Developer unleash a computer virus that gives him control of all technology, they must become spies themselves to save their parents and the world.
The film sports a cast that includes Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Everly Carganilla, Connor Esterson, Billy Magnussen, and D.J. Cotrona. Racer Max and Robert Rodriguez, his sons, once again write the script. Racer Max, Elizabeth Avellan and David Ellison (Skydance) are all producers. Gary Barber (Spyglass), and Peter Oillataguerre, are executive producers of the film. Robert’s other son, Rebel, who has shown up in a few of his dad’s movies, including Planet Terror, Sharkboy and Lava Girl, and Shorts, composes the soundtrack for this film. Racer Max, also known as Racer Rodriguez, talks about his childhood with his famous father. “He taught me that play is work.”
“He taught me to enjoy my work.” You should love what you do and be doing it so much that it feels like play. “Our favorite way to write is to grab our notepads or phones, jump in the pool, and float around, just talking, and come up with ideas.” Let’s go in the pool, let’s come out with a movie.” Movies are a family business for the Rodriguezes as Robert’s ex-wife, Elizabeth Avellan remains a producing partner ever since his debut, El Mariachi.Spy Kids: Armageddon hits Netflix on