Date: 6th April 2001
PAUL HOGAN has vowed CROCODILE DUNDEE will return to the movie world even if his latest adventure flops at the box office.
The 60-year-old Australian comedy star made his Hollywood breakthrough with the original Outback adventure in 1986, but the sequel, two years later, failed to make an impression.
Now the third story, crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), is set for release in America - and Hogan is determined there'll be a fourth regardless of how the new version is received.
He explains, "Even if we don't hit the jackpot this time, Crocodile Dundee is such a wonderful character we could always bring him back later in another form. "What I mean by that is simple. Think about it. CROC has a long-lost son or a grandson who's in trouble somewhere. So it's 'Old Croc' to the rescue. Why not?"
And continuing the series, offers Hogan the added advantage of keeping him in wife LINDA KOZLOWSKI's good books. The blonde actress, whom he met while working on the first movie, has returned to the big-screen in the latest version, and Hogan jokes, "She told me she needed the extra housekeeping. She wondered why I hadn't been giving her more work." (KW/WNWCAN)