Full Details on Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World [Updated]

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Spy Kids 4 in 3D Full Details on Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World [Updated]

[Update: Spy Kids 4 will be conversion 3D.]

Robert Rodriguez’s reboot of his own Spy Kids franchise kicks off next year with Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World. It isn’t technically a reboot, but Rodriguez previously stated that it would be a “new version with new kids.” Of course, it’s also in 3D.

There are a few recent additions to the cast. Rodriguez has finally rounded out his ensemble with Entourage star, Jeremy Piven.

Piven joins Jessica Alba, Joel McHale, Rowan Blanchard, and Mason Cook as the newcomers to the franchise. Antonio Banderas, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara reprise their roles from previous installments.

Rodriguez has hooked up with the Weinsteins to bring a new chapter to the Spy Kids franchise. Although Spy Kids has a specific demographic in mind, it’s interesting to see a director who loves blood and guts tackle the family-oriented action genre. Somehow, he finds a way to seamlessly separate both worlds.

Jeremy Piven Spy Kids 4 Full Details on Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World [Updated]
Jeremy Piven joins Spy Kids 4

The plot synopsis for Spy Kids 4 is a bit lengthy, but worth a look.

“On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all…married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids.  But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don’t want her around, is her toughest challenge yet.  Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn’t know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case – Marissa’s a retired secret agent.

Marissa’s world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she’s called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created.  With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent and now the world’s most competitive ten year olds are forced to put their bickering aside and rely on their wits.  With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they’re at it.”

As usual, Rodriguez will hold many hats on the film – playing a major role in every aspect of the production. With Spy Kids 4, Rodriguez will act as writer, director, producer, director of photography, editor, and visual effects supervisor.

Production began recently in Austin, Texas. We have been told it will not be shot in 3D. As the number of 3D movies in 2011 rises, it will be interesting to see the box office divide between native 3D and post-conversion 3D.

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The franchise has made just under $500 million worldwide, but Rodriguez is passionate about Spy Kids for more than just money. Back in March, the Sin City director explained why he keeps working on the films.

“That’s my most loyal audience. More than the geek crowd are the kids. Every day kids and families come up and say, ‘Thanks for Spy Kids. We’re showing our new kids that’…This actually feels completely new…It’s like the Casino Royale to For Your Eyes Only.”

Say what you will about Spy Kids, but you’ve got to give credit to dedication. There will, very likely, be plenty more installments to come, but hopefully Rodriguez will churn out Sin City 2 before too long.

What do you think about the details behind Spy Kids 4? Are you planning on seeing it next year? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World will hit theaters on August 19th, 2011.

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  1. Yes i will see spy kids next year,it seems ok.

  2. I’m one of those who grew up with spy kids. When I was 10 it was the coolest thing ever. I may see this one for old time’s sake since this would be probably the last with carmen and juni.

    • Jess, I’m 40, and i STILL love those movies..you’re never too old :)

  3. No Carla Gugino?! Not even made yet and I feel like an essential element is missing.

    • totally, not even worth my time now

  4. even when i was 10 i thought these mvies were crap. i was watching chucky spider man and james bond. it surprised the hell out of me when i was old enough to figure out RR did those movies. total waste of talent.

  5. Oh so itll be converted in 3D. Eh,i dont watch 3D anyways :D

  6. My 4 year old knows the 3 Spy Kids films frowards and backwards. she watches them like most her age watch the Disney films (in otehrwords every week). I am so excited that Rodriguez is revisiting teh Franchise and it s great to read how he cares so much about the fan base, the children.

    If you have kids who like the Spy Kids movies and you have not yet seen it you should check out another lesser familiar kid frinedlyt film from Rodriguez called SHORTS that tells the story of a yound kid who comes across what is effectively a wish granting device. The wishes of course get out of control and end a hilarious climax. The film also tells the same story from at least 4 different perspectives so children get a glimpse at a form of story telling normally reservbed for Adults only.

    Shorts is as famnily frinedly and gadgety crazy and the spay kids films.

  7. wow this movie never new it would come out im so happy i will be so happy to see it i wached each movie and i know it all i remember it all like i wached it yesterday i am so happy that it came out but i will miss the other kids juni and carmen im so happy to wach it in 4-d i want to smell the amaxing sent’s

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