Without any prior news, we now have an installment of the Crocodile Dundee series. Danny McBride is the son of Crocodile Dundee in the movie, called Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. This project has been produced by Rimfire Films.
In a recent interview with People Magazine, Danny McBride had expressed his affection for the Crocodile Dundee movies and had claimed that he wants to introduce it to the new generation. Also, at an interview with Rolling Stone, there had been no mention of the project. McBride had told People that he is excited to release this project. He will star with Paul Hogan who with the help of a few friends is now bringing the character in a surprising way. This is what he had to say:
“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.”
This trailer features Danny McBride who falls into “character,” but we hear no accent. He sounds like Kenny Powers and it is awkward and funny. There seems to be no rating and its official synopsis has been released.
“Crocodile Dundee is back,” the synopsis reads:
“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.”
Brian Dundee had grown up in the city, and it is now evident that he does not have the same skillset like his father. McBride has claimed that 95% of his role is the vest:
“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.”
The original 1986 Crocodile Dundee was a comedy by Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee.
This movie became a success and grossed $328 million. It has two sequels, 1988’s Crocodile Dundee II and 2001’s Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.