Well, this Saturday comes with a surprise, a teaser trailer for a new Crocodile Dundee film has hit the internet. The film, simply titled Dundee, stars Danny McBride as Mick Dundee’s American son Brian. The film will take Brian to his father’s land, Australia, where he is a legend.
According to Rimfire Films, the film will hit theaters this summer. Check out the first teaser trailer below:
The film has an official site up, DundeeMovie.com, but is this a joke, promo, or an actual film is anyone’s guess. There really hasn’t been a single pip about a potential sequel or reboot to Crocodile Dundee film, so this teaser comes as a bit of a shock.
Check out the official synopsis for the film:
“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.”
People magazine broke the story about the project, in which Paul Hogan will reprise his role as the legendary Mick Dundee. Hogan tells People:
“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.”
Dundee is a beloved film from my childhood, so seeing a sequel in-the-works excites my inner child a lot. With Danny McBride on-board, you can bet that the film will come with a heavy dose of comedy.