Paul Hogan to Star in The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee


Back in January, Crocodile Dundee was yanked back into the public consciousness thanks to a clever Super Bowl commercial for Tourism Australia. The marketing campaign attempted to convince viewers that a brand new movie was in the works with Danny McBride playing Mick Dundee’s son, but fans of the original movie were somewhat annoyed when it all turned out to be a hoax. Now we are hearing that Paul Hogan has apparently decided to put together a new Dundee movie of sorts, although it’s not really a proper sequel either. Hit the jump for more info.

According to Variety, Paul Hogan has signed on to star in The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee, an upcoming feature film that is set to start production next month in Australia, Los Angeles and Vancouver. He will not be playing Mick Dundee but rather a version of himself, now on the verge of receiving a Knighthood for his iconic contributions to comedy. All he has to do is make it through the next six weeks without doing anything to stain his reputation, but of course, we already know that won’t go according to plan.

The movie is set to be directed by Australian filmmaker Dean Murphy (Charlie & Boots, Strange Bedfellows) who also recently directed a movie called That’s Not My Dog!, which Hogan appeared in. No other supporting cast has been announced, but we have to assume the 78-year-old Hogan will not be carrying the entire film himself. Either way, it sounds the goal is to make a meta comedy in the vein of JCVD, My Name is Bruce or the Warwick Davis mockumentary series Life’s Too Short (let’s hope it’s a lot closer to the latter). Are you psyched to see The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee?

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  • Matt the Kiwi

    The more I think about it the more I feel like this was a better way to go. I’m not sure I could’ve handled seeing a 78yr old Mick Dundee trying to kill crocs, cross a street in New York and seduce some poor actress half his age. If they do this right it could be fun – hopefully they go deadpan rather than slapstick.

  • Lori Cerny

    He should be called in as a consultant to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission with all the recent gator attacks they’ve had in the past few years.