Norman Reedus Says a Third 'Boondock Saints' Movie is in the Works
The Boondock Saints is a polarizing film, to say the least. Dumped to only a handful of screens upon its initial release after the cataclysmic fall from grace of its arrogant director, Troy Duffy (seen chronicled in the documentary Overnight), the film managed to become a cult classic on home video and became a hit with the dorm room crowd on college campuses across the country. After ten years, Duffy was able to pull together financing for a sequel, and now one of the franchise's stars Norman Reedus tells IFC that yet another sequel is in development. But don't start lining up for opening night just yet. More details below.
Here's what Reedus told IFC when asked about a potential third Boondock Saints film:
I’m in L.A right now. I’m meeting with Sean [Patrick Flanery] and Troy [Duffy] tonight. I just landed a couple hours ago and tonight I’m going over to Troy’s house with Sean. It’s definitely in the works. Look for it. It’s gonna be crazy.
I'm one of the few who will still freely admit to liking the first film, despite criticisms of it being a Tarantino knock-off being totally warranted. The second film, though, was utter garbage, a cheap retreading of the first movie without any of the shock value that made the first one so popular and interesting. If Duffy and his team had ten years in between films to craft the script for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, and that was what we got, I think even hardcore fans will probably admit it's time to let this series die a quiet death.
This is all super early in the process anyway, as it sounds like these guys are just hanging out and tossing ideas back and forth without a formal script or anything yet, so the chances that we'll see this one any time soon are probably pretty small. But if they can pull together some more independent financing, perhaps we'll see the McManus Brothers on screen yet again. Want to see another Boondocks Saints sequel?