Danny McBride is the son of Crocodile Dundee
Every once in a while, a project comes out of total left field without any prior warning, and one such project is Dundee, a seeming sequel/spinoff to the Crocodile Dundee franchise starring none other than comedy superstar Danny McBride (Vice Principals, Eastbound and Down, Pineapple Express). The project is produced by Rimfire Films, the company behind the first two Dundee movies, but what is it? Is it a feature film coming out this summer? Is it a Super Bowl spot? Is it a promotion for Screen Australia? Check out the Dundee teaser below and see for yourself, along with promo photos in the gallery!
“Crocodile Dundee is back,” says the synopsis on the official site. “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.”
“I’m not going to lie to you, to be a real Crocodile Dundee, I think 95% of it is the vest and then 5% is just being able to not fall down and stay on your feet,” McBride told People.
“Crocodile Dundee is a film that has stood the test of time,” Hogan said. “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.”
The original 1986 Crocodile Dundee was a fish-out-of-water comedy written by and starring Paul Hogan as the Australian bushman Mick Dundee who comes to New York City. A sleeper hit, it grossed $328 million at the worldwide box office and spawned two sequels, 1988’s Crocodile Dundee II and 2001’s Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, neither of which met the expectations of the original.