Love ’em or hate ’em, you know a Jody Hill project when you see it. His films and TV shows center on absurd, overly-cocky men (usually played by Danny McBride) who have dreams of greatness far beyond their abilities — think Foot Fist Way, Observe and Report and the recent (and brilliant) Vice Principals. The Hill and McBride combo has always been a recipe for hilarity…until now.
It didn’t take long for someone to spill the beans on Danny McBride’s weird Dundee movie, which, as some suspected, is part of an elaborate ad campaign. Still, it’s hard to deny the appeal of a Crocodile Dundee sequel starring Danny McBride and Chris Hemsworth — no matter how obviously fake it is. So we’re not exactly mad about the “full trailer” for the “movie,” which unveils a cast stacked with Aussie faves like Hugh Jackman and Margot Robbie.
Despite boasting a fairly convincing marketing campaign — including a website, social media accounts and official stills and posters — it seemed pretty obvious to anyone with at least one working eyeball that Danny McBride’s Crocodile Dundee sequel was not exactly…how do you say…real. Our assumptions have now been confirmed by a newspaper in Paul Hogan’s homeland, which uncovered the truth behind Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home.
It started late last Friday, when People magazine ran a mysterious teaser for Dundee — a sequel to Paul Hogan’s classic Crocodile Dundee movies, starring Danny McBride as the American son of the titular Aussie hero. With little else to go on and with McBride premiering a film at Sundance this week, we assumed the teaser was a fake-out of some kind. Surely a bunch of people didn’t go off into the Outback and make a top-secret sequel to something like Crocodile Dundee, of all things…right? But then another teaser appeared.
Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s HBO Vice Principals may have gone too soon, but we won’t wait long for the next chapter. A new interview sees McBride teasing that their next HBO series might film as early as this year, completing their “misunderstood angry man trilogy.”
From the moment it was first announced, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s Halloween remake has been the Holy Grail of horror fans everywhere. Not only do the two filmmakers have the blessing of original Halloween director John Carpenter — who is reportedly very happy with the script and keen on writing the score for the new movie — they also have the backing of indie horror studio Blumhouse Productions, which has been behind two of the breakout hits of 2017: Jordan Peele’s Get Out and M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. While fans’ reactions to the Rob Zombie remakes may be mixed, there’s nothing but good vibrations going on for Green and McBride’s reboot, and Blumhouse is keen on capitalizing on the trust they’ve earned.
Where once HBO’s Vice Principals pit Danny McBride and Walton Goggins against one another in a low-stakes battle of wits, Season 2 is going full murder-mystery. See for yourself, as Neal Gamby hunts his would-be killer in an extended trailer for the September premiere.