Chris Hemsworth is set to star in a new Crocodile Dundee movie.
Yes. Really. Well, maybe. We’re not sure. There seems to be a lot going on here, believe it or not. And we won’t begrudge you for not believing it.
First, there’s a trailer. Actually two trailers, that both purport to be for an upcoming film starring Chris Hemsworth, the lovable Australian action star, and Danny McBride, the equally lovable but for entirely different reasons comedian.
There’s a website that gives a general plot to the supposedly upcoming film as well (coming this summer, by the way). Apparently, the original Crocodile Dundee is lost somewhere in the Australian Outback and only his loudmouthed, city-born son can find him.
Sounds contrived. Sounds very, very contrived.
The hunky Chris Hemsworth plays Wally Jr., son of Walter Reilly, the tour operator from the original movie. Wally has inherited his father’s tour company and is tasked with turning Dundee’s son into a true Aussie native. "This expert outdoorsman prides himself on knowing all there is to know about the land down under," reads the website.
Next we have dumpy Danny McBride playing Brian Dundee who “grew up as a true city kid." Since he grew up in Los Angeles he didn’t inherit his father’s iconic accent. Or survival instincts. Or anything else, really.
Finally, the whole thing is saddled with a title that barely fits on the copy - Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home.
There are trailers, photos, mentions on Wikipedia of this movie being a real thing, but Twitter remains unconvinced this isn’t just some elaborate marketing ploy for something else. Given how poorly the 2001 sequel, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, did at the box office their skepticism seems justified.
As this Twitter user rightly points out, there’s no IMDB page for the movie, which is extremely odd even for a movie that’s months away from release.
no IMDb page, but a trailer, image, and sponsored hashtag #dundeemovie ... maybe it’s a bit?!— Brett _______ (@BrettRedacted) January 19, 2018
Another user just things this is all just very expensive set up for a Super Bowl ad for Outback Steakhouse.
What are the chances that #DundeeMovie is just a fancy lead up to an Outback Steakhouse Superbowl spot? I'm going with 1-1 odds rights right now.— Jami (@digitaljami) January 22, 2018
It’s really anybody’s guess as to whether or not this is a real thing. We’re still on the fence here.