Northern Territory federal MP Luke Gosling is backing a campaign for a new Crocodile Dundee sequel.Northern Territory MP Warren Snowdon could have a starring role as a crocodile attack victim in a future Crocodile Dundee film, one of his own party colleagues has suggested.
His Labor colleague Luke Gosling rallied support in parliament on Wednesday night for a petition for fourth sequel in the classic n film series, to again be shot in the Northern Territory.
The idea started out as a tourism marketing campaign starring a bevy of n actors and was played during the NFL Super Bowl last week to promote the Top End to US visitors.
But the idea has grown legs and now a petition by the NT News to bring back Mick Dundee has more than 6800 signatures and support of the region’s MPs.
“We’re hoping than there can be some goodwill and smarts provided by some investors out there to invest in another Dundee film. Bring back Dundee,” Mr Gosling told parliament on Wednesday night, while talking up the importance of tourism to the Northern Territory.
The industry employs 17,000 people across the NT.
Mr Gosling joked that he could play the lead, but said most territory blokes would be happy to have Thor star Chris Hemsworth represent them in the film, as he did in the commercial.
“Warren Snowden … may be having a cameo in there somewhere. It’s unsure, maybe a crocodile victim,” he suggested of his fellow Territorian.
The original 1986 Crocodile Dundee film, starring Paul Hogan, was a worldwide success, making phrases like “put another shrimp on the barbie” synonymous with .
There have already been two sequels, released in 1988 and 2001.