My God, they’re rebooting Spy Kids, and I don’t know whether to scream in excitement or FEAR.
According to Variety, the original creator of the series Robert Rodriguez has returned for the reboot. He is set to write and direct it, which is a good sign I reckon.
The original Spy Kids film focused on Carmen and Juni Cortez (Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara), two kids who learn that their parents Gregorio and Ingrid (Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino) work for the Organisation of Super Spies.
When Mum and Dad are kidnapped, it’s up to their spy kids to save the day.
The hugely adored film birthed three sequels: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002), Game Over (2003), and All the Time in the World (2011).
While my memory’s a tad rusty, I can specifically remember Game Over as the 3D one that everybody at school obsessed over. I rocked my 3D glasses to class for a full week.
If you can’t tell, I was a huge fun of Spy Kids. I loved it so much I went absolutely ham when Macca’s announced its new Happy Meal toys were SPY KIDS THEMED. I collected them all, no joke. I think I still have them somewhere.
ANYWAY, it’s currently unknown if the original cast will return for the reboot. It is being described as a “reimagining” of the original franchise, so make of that what you will. I’m interpreting that as a brand new cast, however there may be room for a cheeky cameo. I hope so anyway.
For what it’s worth, All the Time in the World focused on a new family fronted by Jessica Alba‘s character Marissa Cortez Wilson, but it also included a grown-up Carmen and Juni in it.
The Spy Kids siblings reunited last year on Instagram Live to reminisce about their time filming together.
If you’re suddenly in the mood to check in with the Cortez family, you can find all four films on Stan now.
To conclude: here is the exact moment I fell in love with the movie.
Carmen ! Elizabeth ! Juanita ! Echo ! Sky ! Bravo ! Cortez !