Boondock Saints came out in 1999m but its box office release isn’t why people love it. It’s really only known because it became a fan-favorite rental at Blockbuster video. Ten years later a sequel for the film starring Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery came out, and fans were still hungry for more, but Reedus got busy on a little side project called The Walking Dead. Now that TWD is coming to a close and Reedus probably has a little more flexibility with the upcoming Daryl and Carol spin-off, it looks like it is time to revisit the franchise.
Deadline is reporting that The Boondock Saints III is now in development with original cast members Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, and the original Director. Troy Duffy. Flanery, who has been working on The Boys over on Amazon Prime will reunite with Reedus when filming on the latest chapter in the story of the MacManus brothers in May of 2022.
Here’s what the director had to say about the upcoming film:
“The fans have loved these characters for 20 years,” Duffy said. “They use terms of endearment like ‘the Brothers’ or ‘the Boys.’ We left them in jail at the end of Boondock 2 and fans want to know what happened to them. Norman and Sean have been a driving force to keep this franchise on track and break some new ground story-wise. The fans have been waiting. They literally ask about it daily, and I am really excited to be working with Impossible Dream to make Boondock III a reality.”
“Where we’re going is, the brothers are older,” Duffy said. “They are coming out into a brand new world that is not like the one they left. They are at odds. One wants to continue, the other doesn’t. There’s a new enemy out there, not like the traditional ones they’ve faced. That’s the thing that is timely about this one. I asked the fan based once, who would you most like to see Connor and Murphy kill? There were like 4500 answers, and some were Biblical; people just don’t give you one word answers. The number one answer was, politicians. I wrote a scene right now where one of them says, are you f*cking kidding? You can’t kill a politician and the other saying, are you kidding me? They’re the ones doing it. It turns out one guy is doing it much worse than everyone else. Without getting too deep into the story, what it is is, two boys coming out of prison after staying there much longer than expected, to a brand new world. They’re at odds on whether to push forward. But the type of people we face today in our society, is unlike any we’ve faced before. And that brings them together and they say, we cannot turn our backs on this.”