Let the revivals continue. This time in the form of the classic 80s movie, Crocodile Dundee. A teaser trailer for a new project titled, Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. The project has actor Danny McBride in the role of the Crocodile Dundee’s American son. An official synopsis from the project’s website can be found below:
“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.”
In a reversal of the original premise, McBride’s city-dwelling character will venture into the outback in search of his father. McBride recently Spoke with People and has no doubts his character can survive in the outback:
“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.”
Crocodile Dundee himself, Paul Hogan, also spoke with People and gave some more insight on what the project is about.
“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.”
I don’t think this is a sequel anyone is asking for, however, I enjoyed the original film as a kid and will probably end up watching this, if for nothing else than some nostalgia. The project is backed by Rimfire, the same production company that made the first two films, and is set to arrive this summer.
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Source: People (via ComingSoon)