So there is a fourth Spy Kids movie, which was shot in 3D but also features a ‘4D’ element Robert Rodriguez and Dimension are calling ‘AromaScope,’ and I’m not sure what else to say about it. This is a movie for kids, pure and simple, with Jessica Alba playing either a secret agent whose emotional response to the world around her has been damaged by some severe interrogation, or a suburban mom who can’t go six hours without a valium. Or perhaps both. There’s a new trailer that flogs the AromaScope angle and you can see, but not smell it after the break.

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‘Spy Kids 4’ is Bringing Back Smell-O-Vision

We saw the poster and trailer for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, which prominently advertize that the film is in 4D. You might have wondered what the fourth dimension promised by Robert Rodriguez would be, or you may have guessed that the movie was going all the way into the land of gimmick, rather than just messing around on the borders.

The fourth dimension is smell, which means that Robert Rodriguez is now in the rare company of filmmakers who have used processes like Smell-O-Vision, AromaRama, John Waters’ Odorama and the fragrance-enhancement used for some showings of Terrence Malick’s The New World. Yes, you read that last bit correctly. Read More »

Depending on what you want out of Robert Rodriguez, this first trailer for Spy Kids: All the Time in the World may either instill dismay (“he made this instead of a ‘real’ movie?”) or happiness (“if he wants to make this, then let someone else do Deadpool“). This looks like a Canadian promo for the film — check the Alliance logo where the Weinstein-related one should be — but I imagine it is very similar to the US trailer we’re likely to see. Check it out below. Read More »

“Not only am I lending my voice to Spy Kids, but they can keep it. I’m sick of it.” That’s what Ricky Gervais had to say when it was announced he’d be voicing an “outrageous robot spy dog” named Argonaut in Robert Rodriguez‘s fourth installment in the Spy Kids series, Spy Kids: All The Time In the World. The popular actor and comedian is best known for co-creating and starring in the original version of The Office and has since done an incredible amount of work both in front of the camera, behind the camera, on stage and in animation. He joins a cast that already includes Jeremy Piven, Joel McCale, Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara. Read more after the jump. Read More »


Briefly: Forget about the idea of Robert Rodriguez directing Deadpool — between Ryan Reynolds’ schedule and the fact that Rodriguez has Spy Kids 4 on the docket, things aren’t likely to line up for now. (And, after Machete, I’m glad.) So expect to hear a lot of casting news about Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in the coming weeks. We’ve already had Jessica Alba join, and now Community‘s Joel McHale is on board, as “a spy-hunting reporter married to Alba’s character, the stepmother to his kids.”

Alba plays a reactivated former spy, and there will be two new Spy Kids, with the originals (Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega) expected to appear in at least a cameo. Previous reports have the new kids pegged as Rebecca and Cecil. “Rebecca’s not exactly supportive of her father’s new partner, and utilizes her ingenious skills as a prankster to thwart her stepmother every step of the way. Cecil’s a little less hard on Jessica, frequently asking his sis to cut her a break. Ultimately, Jessica and Rebecca have to put their differences aside when they’re both called up for active-duty.” [Variety]