The Boondock Saints Sequel Finally Greenlit?!
This isn't really a rumor, but it's standing on rather shaky legs, so until it gets officially confirmed by the studio and actually starts filming, we'll call it "speculation." One-hit-wonder filmmaker Troy Duffy announced in a video on YouTube (via SlashFilm) that Sony Pictures has finally greenlit a sequel to The Boondock Saints. After 9 years since the cult classic first arrived in 1999, apparently a sequel has finally been given the go-ahead. However, as SlashFilm points out, this has been in production hell for years and still might not yet happen, but only time will tell.
Duffy mentions in the video that Sony has given the film a greenlight and that they will begin filming sometime this summer. Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and Billy Connolly were all mentioned as "excited" to return for the sequel, although Willem Dafoe (as far as we know) won't be back. Although Duffy chose to announce this fittingly on St. Patrick's Day, his video was quickly removed, which either means it's not true or they're waiting to officially announce it at a later date.
The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day, as the sequel is called, apparently has been in the works for a while. In 2002, Duffy said that the film had found financial backing and would have twice the budget of the original. However, legal problems delayed the film and its been laying dormant until now. Although the original Boondock Saints only made a measly $30,000 in theaters, it went on to become an immense cult success on DVD and currently sits with a 7.8/10 on IMDb.
We'll keep you updated on the progress of this sequel and whether it does actually happen. In the meantime, for all you Boondock Saints fans - would a sequel still be welcome 10 years later?