Sin City and Alita: Battle Angel helmer is teaming with Netflix to write, direct and produce the kid-focused superhero feature We Can Be Heroes, which will follow a group of children who have to team up to save the world after their superhero parents are kidnapped by alien invaders.
Set to feature in the cast of the movie are Priyanka Chopra Jonas (Baywatch), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), YaYa Gosselin (The Purge), Akira Akbar (Captain Marvel), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Andy Walken (The Kids are Alright), Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Hala Finley (Man with a Plan) Isaiah Russell-Bailey (SWAT), Lotus Blossom (Magic Max), Lyon Daniels (Patriot), Nathan Blair (Best. Worst. Weekend. Ever.), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift), Vivien Lyra Blair (Bird Box), Adriana Barraza (Dora and the Lost City of Gold), Brittany Perry-Russell (13 Reasons Why), Christopher McDonald (Wetlands), J. Quinton Johnson (Everybody Wants Some!!), Haley Reinhart (Step Up Revolution) and Dylan Henry Lau (Fresh Off The Boat).
We Can Be Heroes marks a return to the family-friendly action genre for Rodriguez, who has previously directed the four Spy Kids movies, along with The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Filming is currently underway on the project in Texas.