In 1986, I was sixteen years old and I remember going to the movies one night with a date. The movie we wanted to see was sold out, so we bought a ticket for a small little movie called, “Crocodile Dundee.”
It was an independent movie out of Australia that was made for almost nothing by an actor/writer named, Paul Hogan (who also starred at the titular character and is pictured above). And it was a REALLY funny “fish-out-of-water” movie. I know it spawned one, maybe two sequels that were not nearly as good.
Then last week, there was a tease about a NEW movie starring Danny McBride (“Eastbound and Down,” “Vice Principals”). To say there had been NO WORD about this is an understatement.
There is speculation that this is not a movie at all, but an extended tease for a Super Bowl Commercial. NOW, there’s a new clip (with Chris Hemsworth) and this official synopsis:
“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.”