For one thing, we're entering Super Bowl season, which means ad campaigns are gearing up to promote their commercials that will be airing during the game. At this point, McBride is selling it as an actual movie.
I'm biased here because I love Danny McBride. The actor/director recently sat down for an interview with Rolling Stone and there was no mention of this mysterious project, not even a hint. The franchise's original star Hogan confirmed the project to People, saying it would hit screens by midyear. He's wrong, though. The only person who could fill Paul Hogan' shoes in this utterly unnecessary sequel is the always-hilarious McBride. "The comedic element he brings to the shoot is a huge advantage to the project and a lot of fun on-set". He had this to say about it.
The first two Dundee films - Crocodile Dundee (1986) and Crocodile Dundee II (1988) - remain among the most successful Australian films ever, grossing over $710 million worldwide combined. I don't think Crocodile Dundee is exactly a revered figure in Australia.
'I'm excited to introduce the new Crocodile Dundee to the world and look forward to sharing more news about those involved very soon, ' he added.
While the clip doesn't give too much away about the upcoming film, it does show United States comedian Danny McBride starring as Mick Dundee's son. Instead he sounds like Kenny Powers reciting some famous lines from the Crocodile Dundee movies, including talking about his knife. So there's no reason to expect that a film called Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home, should be anything but an abomination. To be fair, Dundee does have a website and it looks pretty official - complete with pics from the production - but there are some tells.
In the trailer, McBride fumbles a large knife and attempts an Australian accent by delivering Crocodile Dundee's best catchphrase.
"It's time to live up to the family name". Or, perhaps Brian's search for his father will conclude with a body being found.
The new trailer shows the comedian disembarking from a bus in the middle of the outback, clearly unprepared for the harsh climes of the Australian outdoors, wearing a bright blue neck pillow and grappling with his luggage.
We are very curious to see what comes next with this project.