Jessica Alba to Star in Spy Kids 4

It appears that Jessica Alba will be reteaming with director Robert Rodriguez for a third time with Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. After previously working with Rodriguez on Sin City and again on Machete the two have a rapport with one another. Maybe not to the extent that Kurt Russell had with John Carpenter, but enough to want to collaborate on a new Spy Kids adventure.

While the original Spy Kids teens are all grown up Heat Vision says the new Spy Kids film is a reboot of sorts. Alba will play a retired spy who has been reactivated. Her character is the mother of a baby and two preteen stepchildren.

The original spy kids, Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara, are expected to return in supporting roles as is Antonio Banderas.

Other roles looking to be filled include Alba’s husband who is described as “a slightly nerdy investigative reporter,” and a villain, known as the Time Keeper, whose “goal it is to stop time.”

Shooting of the 3D film is scheduled to begin in Austin next month. on the 3D film next month. Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World is tentatively slated to arrive in theaters in 2011.

The Buzz: To be honest I haven’t given much thought to Rodriguez’s Spy Kids series. I watched them in theaters, but have not bothered revisiting them on home video. However, I do have to hand it to him, making movies geared for young adults on a budget in addition to the blood and guts films we know he’s capable of. As to who should play the villain, why not Pierce Brosnan. He has the pedigree of being someone who had a license to kill. Let’s reverse the situation and see him in an adversarial role.

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