"Spy Kids 3D: Game Over" Director Robert Rodriguez told Sci Fi Wire that the film originally started life as an unrelated project. Rodriguez originally conceived of the film as its own 3-D adventure in virtual reality. "And I thought, ‘Well, heck. I’ll make it a Spy Kids movie,’" he said in an interview. Rodriguez also said he wants to distinguish the third and final Spy Kids film from its predecessors. "Each movie is a little different from the last," he said. "Give it a whole new identity, and it won’t seem like just a rehash of one and two. It’ll be like a whole different idea, and that’s why I did it."