Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

"Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home," the fourth film in the $600 million "Crocodile Dundee" franchise, will star Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the son no one knew Mick Dundee had. (Shutterstock)
Updated 20 January 2018
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Danny McBride to play Crocodile Dundee's son in new movie

LOS ANGELES: More than 30 years after Mick "Crocodile" Dundee delighted audiences by wrestling wild animals and facing down New York muggers with his massive knife, a reboot is in the works.
"Dundee: The Son of A Legend Returns Home," the fourth film in the $600 million "Crocodile Dundee" franchise, will star Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the son no one knew Mick Dundee had.
"I'm not going to lie to you, to be a real Crocodile Dundee, I think 95 percent of it is the vest and then five percent is just being able to not fall down and stay on your feet," said McBride in a statement released by Australian production house Rimfire Films.
The company, which produced the original film and its first sequel, said the movie was slated for release in the summer.
Paul Hogan, who co-founded Rimfire, became a global box office sensation in 1986 as Dundee, the atavistic Outback hillbilly with the iconic Akubra hat, in what remains the most commercially successful Australian feature ever.
"'Crocodile Dundee' is a film that has stood the test of time. It was a defining moment in my life and one of my proudest accomplishments," said Hogan.
"Throughout the past few years, I've been thinking about how to bring Dundee to a new generation. I'm excited to introduce the new Crocodile Dundee to the world and look forward to sharing more news about those involved very soon."


The Six: Films on show at California’s Arab Film Festival

The Arab Film Festival is set to run until October 21 2018 in San Francisco. (Shutterstock)
Updated 15 October 2018
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The Six: Films on show at California’s Arab Film Festival

  • The Arab Film Festival is set to run until Oct. 21 in San Francisco
  • We take a look at six films on show at the festival

DUBAI: The 22nd edition of the Arab Film and Media Institute’s film festival is set to run from Oct. 12-21 in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Here are six films that audiences will be able to enjoy.

‘This is Home: A Refugee Story’
Displaced from their homes, Alexandra Shiva’s film offers a portrait of relocated Syrian immigrants learning to walk again in Baltimore, Maryland.

‘From Under the Rubble: A Story from Gaza’
The film tells the story of Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead,” in which three weeks of heavy shelling saw more than one thousand Gaza Strip residents lose their lives.

‘The Blessed’
Set in Algiers in 2008, the film follows Samir and his wife Amal, as well as their teenage son. On the couple’s 20th wedding anniversary they party with friends while teen has his own adventure.

‘Soufra’
The film follows the inspirational story of entrepreneur Mariam Shaar — a generational refugee who spent her life in a camp near Beirut — as she sets out to launch a catering company.

‘Martyr’
The drowning of Hassane, the protagonist of the story, triggers a series of events that shake his family’s faith to its foundations as he’s deemed a martyr.

‘From Baghdad to the Bay’
The film tracks the harrowing journey of Ghazwan Alsharif, who served as an interpreter and cultural adviser for the US army during its invasion of Iraq in 2003.