From the looks of it, it’s a comedy sequel to the beloved Aussie classic, this time seeing Mick Dundee’s American son, played by McBride, come out to Australia with no real clue what he’s walking into. “DUNDEE: The Son of a Legend Returns Home” arriving in Summer 2018, the teaser trailer tells us. Yep, just another example of Hollywood turning to yesteryear for movie ideas and sure to succeed at the box office on nostalgia alone, we thought.
But all may not be as it seems. Not long after the trailer was released, suspicions and rumours began to emerge about the clip’s origins.
Listen: Fellow Aussie actor Margot Robbie is making us smile right now. (Post continues.)
Questions were asked, like: Why have we never heard about this until now? How could Chris Hemsworth have time to film a movie in between his hectic Marvel schedule commitments as Thor? Could it be that this is not a movie at all, but an elaborate hoax?
So as your trusted source of all things entertainment, we decided to investigate.
Signs it isn’t a movie.
Legit-looking poster released on Twitter, two teaser trailers and a website might lead us to believe DUNDEE: The Son of a Legend Returns Home is a real, full-length film. But media outlets raising suspicions it’s not real, seem to be justified.
Firstly, when Mamamia went to IMDB (Internet Movie Database) – the authority on all things film and TV – we found the site’s page on the movie was lacking in a few details, which can only mean those details weren’t available to the good people at IMDB who are normally on top of this shiz. For instance, there are just three cast members: Hemsworth, McBride and Paul Hogan himself. Three people does not a movie make.