Principal photography is underway in Austin, Texas on Dimension Film’s family action adventure, Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World, being directed by franchise creator Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) from his own script. Rodriguez is also producing the sequel with Elizabeth Avellan, under their Troublemaker Studios banner, with Bob and Harvey Weinstein executive producing. Spy Kids 4, which is being lensed in 3D, is aiming for an August 19, 2011 release date. Like many of his previous projects, Rodriguez will also serve as his own director of photography, editor and visual effects supervisor on Spy Kids 4.
The ensemble cast includes Jessica Alba (Machete), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Joel McHale (TV’s Community and The Soup) and young stars Rowan Blanchard (TV’s Dancelot Robot) and Mason Cook (Treasure Buddies). Also reprising their roles from the previous films are Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro), Danny Trejo (Machete), Alexa Vega (From Prada To Nada) and Daryl Sabara (Machete).
Spy Kids 4 centers on Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba), who seens to have 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. Add to that, 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.