This morning I was glancing through stories over on Variety’s website, and I noticed that they’ve finally picked up on the fact that Troy Duffy has begun production on his Boondock Saints sequel, All Saints Day. First off, good job joining the party so late Variety — the rest of us were reporting on this months ago. But even more importantly, I was hit with the realization that I am personally no longer interested in a Boondock Saints sequel. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first film, but after so many years of waiting for a sequel, I have lost my taste for it. As well, I was struck by the documentary Overnight, which chronicled Troy Duffy’s big fall in Hollywood. Having seen that, I no longer felt any sort of sympathy for Duffy, who pretty much dug his own hole in the film business.
Having said that, I will say that there are a few things that could help get fans back in the game:
- The core of the original cast is returning for the sequel, including Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flannery, Billy Connolly, David Della Rocco and Bob Marley.
- Dexter and Rambo star Julie Benz has been added to the cast, giving it some much-need sexiness.
- Clifton Collins Jr. has also been added to the cast, which is solid.
But all of that brings me to my discussion topic of the day. I am curious as to whether or not all of you are still interested in Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. Curious to see if like me, you have lost enthusiasm for the franchise. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment area below.
Are you still excited about Boondock Saints II?