‘Dundee 3’ gets August start date

Meanwhile, Oz's Fox grows fat on foreign shoots

SYDNEY — The third installment of the “Crocodile Dundee” film franchise will begin shooting in August in various locations the Australian state of Queensland and at the Warner Roadshow Movie World Studios in August, before moving to Los Angeles.

The storyline is being kept under wraps yet it’s believed the film takes Dundee to Hollywood. Paul Hogan, 59, will reprise his Mick Dundee role 11 years after the last installment.

Cast members redux

Pic will again star Linda Kozlowski, who Hogan married after meeting her on the set of the original. The Mick Dundee character was inspired by Oz bushman Rodney Ansell, who was killed during a shoot out with police last year.

As Sydney’s Fox Studios Australia continues a blockbuster run of foreign shoots, including “The Matrix” and the next two “Star Wars” prequels, other Eastern seaboard locales are scrambling to catch up.

Other shoots lured to Queensland by government body the Pacific Film and TV Commission include a remake of “South Pacific,” being produced by Sue Milliken for Disney.

And Melbourne has just nabbed “Interview With a Vampire” sequel “Queen of the Damned,” which will be helmed by “Angel Baby” director Michael Rymer.

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