The hyper-violent vigilante film series, The Boondock Saints, has been confirmed to return with a third installment.
In 1999 The Boondock Saints came out as a feature film to the fanfare of moviegoers everywhere. It instantly had a cult following and true staying power with its likable cast and characters. The brand of vigilante justice inspired by latex costumes got an overhaul with two catholic Irish twins and four silenced pistols.
Finally, the cult movie series is back after a 12-year hiatus. Brothers Connor and Murphy McManus saw their freedom disappear with the ending of ‘All Saints Day‘ and fans have been speculating as to what could have happened since then.
The film will be produced under the Impossible Dream Entertainment umbrella, with Shaun Redick and Yvette Yates Redick, and of course, Director Troy Duffy returning. The timing for the film couldn’t be better, as the stars of the film Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery are finishing up work on their own respective series’ in The Walking Dead, and The Boys, so filming could proceed as early as next year.
Bringing other beloved actors for the series back like Willem Dafoe who played Detective Paul Smecker seems to be an aim for the Director Producer combo, but as of yet nothing else is confirmed.
Director Troy Duffy said “the fans have loved these characters for 20 years,” including “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,” Deadline reports.
Producer Yvette Yates Redick said “Regardless of whether or not someone has seen the first two films, Saints III will blow them away. Moreover, this is a proud comeback moment for Troy — a storyteller who has demonstrated humility and resilience in the face of adversity and emerged more focused and determined than ever to continue the Boondock Saints story,” in their willingness to remain faithful to the original while inspiring a new direction.
The Boondock Saints was a completely original idea that has stood the test of time due to fan diligence, and the original cast and director’s willingness to continue the grind. Fans will have to wait for more news, as the film is still in its earliest stages. The Saints are back!