Serving as music to the ears of the fans of the ‘Crocodile Dundee’ franchise – provided they do exist – Danny McBride has confirmed that a sequel to the original movie would be released later this year.
Exactly two decades after ‘Crocodile Dundee’ hit the screens to worldwide fame, its sequel is in the making. This time, however, it would not be Paul Hogan but Danny McBride who would be playing the leading role in the film.
Danny McBride confirmed this news later last week as he unveiled the trailer of Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns. As the trailer showed, Danny will perform as the protagonist in the move, having taken over reins from Paul Hogan, his father in the movie.
“Throughout the past few years, I’ ve been thinking about how to bring Dundee to a new generation,” Paul Hogan told People Magazine. Hogan, in addition to releasing the surprise clip, further added that the names of the other members of the cast be unveiled “very soon”.
Danny McBride – who has worked with James Franco and Seth Rogan in the past – is acclaimed for his leading roles in TV shows such as Vice Principals and Eastbound & Dawn. In most of his works, Danny plays the role of a foul-mouthed drunkard, whose overconfidence is always at odds with his over-rated capabilities.
That said, despite his recent hits, many eyebrows were raised when Hogan decided that it was Danny who would reboot the ‘Crocodile Dundee’ franchise from now on. After all, the last movie of the franchise, ‘Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles’ bombed at the Box Office in 2001.
As per the official synopsis, Danny (the younger Dundee) would be embarking on a rescue mission in the movie. The goal of the mission would be to find none other than Hogan (the elder Dundee) who has gone missing.
The Plot description further reveals that initially, the younger Dundee would be unlike his father – as he has grown up in a City. Still, when his father goes missing, he would adopt the Australian outlook and pick up the oversized knife of his dad.
Relatively newcomer Steve Rogers is directing his film and it would be produced by Rimfire Films, the same production agency which financed all the three Dundee Films in the past.