Son of a Dundee – he’s back! Maybe…
A week before Australia Day 2018, a teaser for an upcoming film was released onto the interwebs.
And it’s caught everyone off-guard. Mainly because the video does not explain much.
American comedian and actor Danny McBride is Brian Dundee, who is claiming to be the son of Australian hero / knife welder / bull tamer “Crocodile” Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan), who appears to be on a mission to find this father lost in the outback.
It’s been 32 years since the original 1986 film Crocodile Dundee hit the silver-screen and smashed major cinema records, turning Hogan into an international star. So popular was the first film, Dundee creators Hogan and his best mate John “Strop” Cornell made a 1988 sequel (and let’s forget about the reprisal for the third film in 2001).
But why “Son of Dundee”? Other than the fact that we meet Mick Dundee’s son Mikey (played by Serge Cockburn) in the third film (DAMN! I thought we had to forget about it!), this potential fourth Dundee film is meant to be representing an American son that Mick didn’t know he had. Plus, we were kind of warned about this film November 2017, thanks to Entertainment reporter Peter Ford.
Exclusive. Aussie showbiz icon set for massive comeback. Everything old can be new again! Tomorrow across Australia & NZ— Peter Ford (@mrpford) November 26, 2017
Funny! No it’s actually Crocodile Dundee making a comeback. https://t.co/pdwNYb82Ou— Peter Ford (@mrpford) November 27, 2017
So, what should we expect from this film? Every Australian cliche in the book? As it’s coming from the same people who made the original (Rimfire Films and Screen Australia), let’s hope we don’t see anything as awkward as Kangaroo Jack.
UPDATE: 23/1/18 – a new teaser has been released with Thor star Chris Hemsworth, welcoming Brian from a bus trip.
UPDATE 2: a new trailer featuring the likes of Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, Jessica Mauboy, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugh Jackman pop in.
Dundee: Official site.
Buy the other Dundee films on iTunes (U.S. only – oh the irony!):