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Bob Orci & Robert Rodriguez to create a Latino James Bond series



A James Bond-like action series featuring a Latino lead actor will get into production soon.

This show will have 13 episodes, it will air in 2014 on upcoming network El Rey, it has a pretty decent $40-million budget and Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, Planet Terror, Machete) will direct episode 1.01 which is written by Bob Orci (Alias, Fringe, Mission Impossible III, Star Trek).

Sounds good, right? Well, here's the kicker : this highly-skilled James Bond-type working for a special branch of the CIA is "a super-star soccer player and notorious playboy" — yep, if your enthusiasm has drastically dropped, that's normal. What do you think about that?

With this network entirely dedicated to Hispanic culture, Robert Rodriguez said he wants to "serve the offspring" of first generation Hispanics with TV content tailored for them, something that's "not currently out there". That's why it features Latino lead actors. He's totally right, people are that simple and predictible, they watch a show only if they can somehow imagine it's them represented on screen. Hispanic Americans will be able to start identifying to TV characters now, thanks Robert. I don't know about you, but I watch 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, Veep and all those female-driven comedies because I'm a girl, I'm a fan of Curb your Enthusiasm because I'm a 60-year old bald white guy, I love The Wire because I'm a black drug dealer from Baltimore, etc. You get the idea. [/sarcasm]

Still, the idea of a James Bond-like series, whatever his origin is, sounds pretty cool, especially if it's penned by Bob Orci and produced by Robert Rodriguez (though they both had their stinkers, like the Transformers or Spy Kids franchise) with a pretty solid budget. Too bad the latter part of the pitch (the soccer star / playboy part) sounds like a kids show or a pitch even the CW would have rejected. What do you think of this project?

It should be mentioned that a From Dusk Till Dawn TV series adaptation is also in the works on El Rey. That 1996 crime horror film directed by R. Rodriguez, written by (and co-starring) Quentin Tarantino and starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel & Juliette Lewis is a pretty good film that already spawned two apparently very forgettable direct-to-video sequels. Unlike these, though, Rodriguez will oversee this TV version of his film.

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