Lionsgate has unveiled the official trailer for the meta-fueled Australian comedy The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee which sees outback legend Paul Hogan return to films as himself as he seeks to prove his legacy is more than a croc. The trailer can be viewed in the player below!
Co-written and directed by Dean Murphy, the film centers on the 81-year-old star as he finds himself thrust back into the spotlight with the announcement he will be knighted by the Queen of England and must attempt to restore his sullied reputation ahead of the ceremony.
After a lengthy absence from both film and television, Paul Hogan surged back into the spotlight after a trailer was released promoting a film project titled Dundee in 2018. After much speculation over whether or not this film was a legitimate film, the truth was revealed. The catcher was that the short film trailer was an advertisement to promote tourism in Australia.
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.
The Very Excellent Mr Dundee is directed by Murphy (Strange Bedfellows, Muggers), who also produces alongside Nigel Odell (Long Weekend, Muggers). Executive producers are KMI’s Kathy Morgan, Christopher Figg and Robert Whitehouse from London’s Piccadilly Pictures, Sherman Ng from Singapore’s Salt Media and Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten from Transmission Films.
The film is slated for a digital release on December 11!