The last installment of the Crocodile Dundee franchise was released in 2001, and was notable only for the rubbish title (Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles) and a cameo from Mike Tyson. So the news that Danny McBride will star in a sequel to be released this summer is as unexpected as a boomerang actually coming back. Check out the teaser for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home here…
Titled Dundee, the films website (DundeeMovie.com) includes the following synopsis:-
“Crocodile Dundee is back. Well, actually, he’s missing in the Outback. And the only person who might be able to find him is the loudmouthed American son no one knew he had. Introducing Danny McBride as Brian Dundee. This son of a legend is forced to channel his Aussie roots as he embarks on the ultimate adventure in the land down under. It’s time to live up to the family name. Unlike his father, Brian grew up a true city kid. But that won’t stop him from picking up his dad’s oversized knife and launching into the Australian outback, completely unprepared for what lies ahead.”
According to Dark Horizons (via People Magazine) original star Paul Hogan is set to return, with McBride playing his son, Brian. He told the magazine:
“Crocodile Dundee is a film that has stood the test of time. It was a defining moment in my life and one of my proudest accomplishments. Throughout the past few years, I’ve been thinking about how to bring Dundee to a new generation. I’m excited to introduce the new Crocodile Dundee to the world and look forward to sharing more news about those involved very soon.”
It probably wasn’t at the top of anyone’s remake list, but what do you think of the prospect of a new Crocodile Dundee movie? That knife gag has been riffed on countless times, and was painfully unfunny as the punchline to that trailer, but when McBride is on-point (Eastbound & Down) he can be hilarious.