Some of you out there are fans of Troy Duffy’s The Boondock Saints. Don’t worry, we’re not naming names here. But if you fall into that group you’ll be happy to hear a third film just may be heading your way in the near future.
The first one didn’t blow up right away, but it eventually found itself a pretty healthy cult following. (And it even found a spot in our list of the 14 Most Mundane Movie Murder Weapons, so that’s something at least.) The movie follows the blood-spattered, bullet-strewn, revenge-fueled adventures of fraternal twins Connor and Murphy MacManus (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus). It’s not a great movie, but it has its charms thanks mostly to the two leads and the support of Willem Dafoe in a fairly goofy role as the detective on their trail.
It was followed a decade later by the even less kindly received sequel, All Saints Day, that saw the brothers return to Boston to dispense more Christ-approved justice. It’s unclear if any of you will admit to being fans of that one.
Regardless of the series’ declining popularity though there seems to be enough interest to warrant a third film. Per IFC, Reedus recently let spill that he’s in talks with both writer/director Duffy and co-star Flannery about making a second sequel. There’s no script yet so whatever the outcome a third movie is still in the very early stages, but that’s three people excited about it anyway.
One of the most entertaining and fascinating things to come out of the Boondock phenomenon(?) is the 2003 documentary, Overnight. If you haven’t seen it yet, regardless of whether or not you’re a real fan of the films, you owe it to yourself to give it a watch.