Like the very first ultrasound of a brand new baby, here is the very first photo for the newest 'Spy Kids' movie: 'Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World'. Eight years after the last installment, and produced by Troublemaker Studios, it stars Jessica Alba as Marissa Cortez Wilson, an all-growed-up and retired spy, now entrusted with a young family of her own.
That first photo, just released by the studio, shows an anxious Alba, in the classic slinky, black, spy-chick outfit, preparing a snack for a pouting baby. Oh, how the modern woman must be everything to everyone!
Though she has been out of the game for quite a while, Marissa is called back into action unexpectedly, when the fate of the planet is threatened by a monstrous villain, a "magical terrorist" called The Timekeeper (played by Jeremy Piven). All the while, her husband and stepkids have no idea what she used to get up to before they came along -- working for OSS, the Organization of Super Spies, and former headquarters of the Spy Kids division.
As if battling evil and confronting the possible end of the world is not trouble enough, Marissa Cortez Wilson, must do so with sippy-cup in tow, her own new baby strapped to her front, and two difficult, squabbling twins Rebecca and Cecil (Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook) who don't think all that much of her. Inevitably, such antics will serve to bring the stepfamily together, and help mom get a little of the respect she deserves.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez, 'Spy Kids 4' also features many of those who have appeared previously in the series who will resume their roles: Antonio Banderas as Gregorio Cortez, Danny Trejo as Isador "Machete" Cortez, Daryl Sabara as Juni Cortez and Alexa Vega as Carmen Cortez.
'Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World' opens on August 19 in 3-D.
(Written by Caroline Dworin)