Robert Rodriguez is like the filmmaker’s version of Cool Record Store Guy. Whatever it is other directors are into now, Rodriguez was into way before anyone else was into it. This whole blockbuster 3-D movie trend? Sure, Rodriguez did that with Spy Kids 3-D, eight years ago. Making a digital flick look like it cost multi-millions a la Zack Snyder and 300? He did that too with Grindhouse–and almost got analog evangelist Quentin Tarantino to convert.
At this years’ Comic Con, Rodriguez, who has his fourth Spy Kids’ flick coming out August 19th (in AromaScope!), just announced a slew of new plans that will push his filmmaking even further, not just with moviemaking, but creative insight, technological wizardry, and standard film production disruption that will keep him in his native Austin, in the theaters, and out of Hollywood hell.
He’s Revamping “Adult” Animation
He’s Pushing Film Platforms, Not Hollywood Gimmicks
He’s Treating Filmmaking Like a Startup
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