First trailer for Paul Hogan meta-comedy 'The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee'

Ben ArnoldContributor
Yahoo Movies UK

Crocodile Dundee is back! Well, Paul Hogan is.

And as he puts it to a deflated young fan, 'I'm not really Crocodile Dundee, you know, that's just character I played in a movie'.

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The first trailer for meta-comedy The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee has landed, with 'Hoges' playing a fictionalised version of himself.

The plot is thus; on the cusp of being knighted for his services to comedy, his reputation receives a rather serious battering.

Crocodile Dundee (Credit: 20th Century Fox)
Crocodile Dundee (Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Lampooning his own rise and fall from fame, thanks to the Crocodile Dundee movies, the Aussie actor and comedian finds himself being courted by Hollywood for a comeback.

Japes ensue, one involving the LAPD, John Cleese and the absence of a driving license.

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Joining Cleese playing themselves are Chevy Chase, Olivia Newton-John and Seinfeld's Wayne Knight, with stand-up star Jim Jeffries and Luke Hemsworth also making appearances.

The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (Credit: Piccadilly Pictures)
The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (Credit: Piccadilly Pictures)

Hogan was a huge hit in Hollywood back in the 80s, thanks to the first Dundee movie in 1986, which earned him an Oscar nomination for its screenplay and nearly $330 million at the box office.

Crocodile Dundee II was also a smash two years later, but 2001 comeback Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles was a $39 million worldwide box office disaster.

We'll keep you posted on a UK release date for The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee.

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