‘The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter’: Jody Hill & Danny McBride’s “Poor Man’s ‘Revenant’” – SXSW

Jody Hill and Danny McBride’s creative fusion has a brazenly hysterical yet sincere way of showing the underbelly of men; characters who aspire to greatness, but through their flaws, fall short as divorced fathers or misfits, from the Sundance hit that made the duo, The Foot Fist Way, to their latest HBO comedy series, Vice Principals. 
At the premiere of The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter at SXSW over the weekend, Hill, who directed and co-wrote with McBride and John…

Jody Hill and Danny McBride’s creative fusion has a brazenly hysterical yet sincere way of showing the underbelly of men; characters who aspire to greatness, but through their flaws, fall short as divorced fathers or misfits, from the Sundance hit that made the duo, The Foot Fist Way, to their latest HBO comedy series, Vice Principals.  At the premiere of The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter at SXSW over the weekend, Hill, who directed and co-wrote with McBride and John…

Deadline Studio at SXSW 2018 – Day 2 – John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny McBride, Olivia Wilde, & More

The Deadline Studio is making its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, opening its doors to the most riveting and groundbreaking talent at the 25th edition of the fest, running March 9-17, in Austin, Texas. Actors, directors and producers – from film and television – stopping by the Deadline Studio for portraits and video interviews on Day 2 included John Krasinksi and Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), Danny McBride and Josh Brolin (The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter), Olivia…

The Deadline Studio is making its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, opening its doors to the most riveting and groundbreaking talent at the 25th edition of the fest, running March 9-17, in Austin, Texas. Actors, directors and producers – from film and television – stopping by the Deadline Studio for portraits and video interviews on Day 2 included John Krasinksi and Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place), Danny McBride and Josh Brolin (The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter), Olivia…

SXSW Film Review: ‘The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter’

Although “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” comes to us from director Jody Hill and actor/co-writer Danny McBride, the masterminds behind the exuberantly surly HBO sitcoms “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals,” far too much of this wildly uneven Netflix-bound comedy (scheduled to launch July 6) plays less like a transgressive farce than an […]

Although “The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” comes to us from director Jody Hill and actor/co-writer Danny McBride, the masterminds behind the exuberantly surly HBO sitcoms “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals,” far too much of this wildly uneven Netflix-bound comedy (scheduled to launch July 6) plays less like a transgressive farce than an […]

Yep, That ‘Crocodile Dundee’ Sequel Was Really Just an Australia Tourism Promotion

For the last couple weeks, Danny McBride has been teasing a reboot of the hit Australian film “Crocodile Dundee.” Instead, it turns out to be a giant hoax for a Super Bowl ad by Australia’s tourism board.

The ad started like a usual trailer, with McBride playing Mick Dundee’s long lost son, Brian Dundee, and Chris Hemsworth playing his sidekick, Wally Jr.

But by the end, it turns out that it’s not a movie, and all the scenes in the various teasers dropped over the last week are just an excuse to show off Australia’s attractions. But, to satisfy “Dundee” fans, the original Dundee, Paul Hogan, got a cameo at the end of the commercial.

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While the movie “Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home” isn’t really going to happen, that commercial and hoax campaign got a budget equal to a mid-level Hollywood production.

Tourism Australia says the entire project had a $27 million budget, with a full promotional campaign to make viewers actually think a trailer was going to be aired.

Watch the full fake trailer in the clip above.

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For the last couple weeks, Danny McBride has been teasing a reboot of the hit Australian film “Crocodile Dundee.” Instead, it turns out to be a giant hoax for a Super Bowl ad by Australia’s tourism board.

The ad started like a usual trailer, with McBride playing Mick Dundee’s long lost son, Brian Dundee, and Chris Hemsworth playing his sidekick, Wally Jr.

But by the end, it turns out that it’s not a movie, and all the scenes in the various teasers dropped over the last week are just an excuse to show off Australia’s attractions. But, to satisfy “Dundee” fans, the original Dundee, Paul Hogan, got a cameo at the end of the commercial.

While the movie “Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home” isn’t really going to happen, that commercial and hoax campaign got a budget equal to a mid-level Hollywood production.

Tourism Australia says the entire project had a $27 million budget, with a full promotional campaign to make viewers actually think a trailer was going to be aired.

Watch the full fake trailer in the clip above.

Related stories from TheWrap:

'Crocodile Dundee' Turns 30: Stars Were the Brangelina of Their Day

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Procter & Gamble Lends Old Spice Guy to Tide for Super Bowl LII Ad (Video)

‘Crocodile Dundee’ Sequel Trailers With Danny McBride, Chris Hemsworth Finally Explained During Super Bowl

For weeks, star-studded trailers for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home have been making their Internet rounds making people ask, “Is this a real movie?” Our questions were finally answered tonight during the Super Bowl when it was revealed that all of these bizarre movie trailers to a what seemed like another sequel to the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee were nothing but an elaborate tourism campaign for Australia. Well played, mate.
A trailer during the game featured…

For weeks, star-studded trailers for Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home have been making their Internet rounds making people ask, “Is this a real movie?” Our questions were finally answered tonight during the Super Bowl when it was revealed that all of these bizarre movie trailers to a what seemed like another sequel to the 1986 film Crocodile Dundee were nothing but an elaborate tourism campaign for Australia. Well played, mate. A trailer during the game featured…

‘Dundee’ Sequel Turned Out to Be a Super Bowl Ad for Australia Tourism — Watch

Thankfully Paul Hogan makes a cameo.

Every year, a Super Bowl commercial gets fans excited about a thing that isn’t really what it purports to be (looking at you, “Ferris Bueller 2”). This year’s example was a supposed “Crocodile Dundee” spinoff starring Danny McBride as the title Australian’s son.

After a fortnight of viral marketing, the culmination of the McBride/Chris Hemsworth faux film was an ad during Super Bowl LII for Australia Tourism. The two actors were a part of a story that followed “Brian Dundee” through alll the best the Outback had to offer.

The ad was directed by Steve Rogers, who’s been behind the camera for notable ads for Old Spice, Adobe, and Nike, among others.

Watch the full commercial below:

McBride has his latest Jody Hill team-up “The Legacy of a White Tail Deer Hunter” slated to come out later this year, while Hemsworth is in some small indie action comedy about avenging or something.

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Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, and Danny McBride Filmed a Mock ‘Dundee’ Trailer for Super Bowl LII — Watch

The Tourism Australia ad was helmed by Nike and Old Spice veteran Steve Rogers.

Sunday’s Super Bowl marks the biggest American sports event of the year, but Tourism Australia thought of a way to grab a share of the spotlight. The organization will air a trailer for a fake, fourth “Crocodile Dundee” film starring some of film and television’s biggest stars from Down Under, including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Luke Bracey, two Hemsworth brothers (Chris and Liam), and “I, Tonya” Oscar nominee Margot Robbie (playing beer-lover named Lil’ Donk). Directed by commercial veteran Steve Rogers, the teaser for “Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home” was produced by Rimfire Films, a production company co-founded by original “Crocodile Dundee” lead Paul Hogan.

Despite a stocked supporting cast of Aussies, the pretend flick — which has its own website and Twitter account — centers on an a Yankee lout, Brian Dundee (Danny McBride), the illegitimate son of Hogan’s Mick, who has gone missing. Desperate to find the elder Dundee, Australia’s prime minister (Jackman) and others fly in Brian, assigning native Wally Jr. (Tourism Australia ambassador Chris Hemsworth) as his guide. Their search is apparently threatened by a Murdochian newspaper owner (Crowe).

It has been 17 years since an actual “Crocodile Dundee” installment was released. The franchise debut was the world’s second-highest grossing film of 1986, edged out slightly by “Top Gun.” Previously, Hogan starred in the ubiquitous “Come and say G’Day” ads, another tourism push.

Next question: What do we need to do to make this real?

Watch the Super Bowl commercial below, and check out others for “Black Panther” and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.”

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