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» About : He told the Today show's Richard Wilkins earlier this year, that the franchise had run its course.But it appears Paul Hogan has had a change of heart, as he's set to play himself in upcoming film, The Very Excellent Mr Dundee!The 78-year-old will commence filming in July, in Australia, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Paul will play himself in the semi-fictional movie, that's to be produced by Transmission Films and directed by Dean Murphy. Share this article Share About to receive a Knighthood for services to comedy, Paul's manager urges him to not 'mess this up,' but over the course of six weeks sees his reputation destroyed. At this stage, no other cast announcements have been made. The news may be a pleasant surprise to some, with Paul having previously shut down the idea of starring in another Crocodile Dundee film.Speaking to the Today show's Richard Wilkins earlier this year, the veteran actor said that the film franchise had well and truly run its course. During the interview, Richard asked Paul if he was thinking about another installment of the movie franchise following Tourism Australia's Super Bowl ad featuring Chris Hemsworth. 'Not really, no. The first one was the most successful independent film ever made,' Paul began.'The second one did huge business, but the third one sort of died. I thought the third one was flogging a dead horse so I don't think I will be pushing for a fourth one,' he continued. Rumours of a possible fourth Crocodile Dundee film began swirling after Tourism Australia's hilarious faux movie trailer aired during the Super Bowl earlier this year.The advert, which cost $36 million, took the form of a fake movie trailer for a new Dundee film, and featured many of Australia's most famous exports.