Boondock Saints to this day is still one of my favorite poorly reviewed, under the radar films ever. The cult success of this action flick was epic, and led to a highly-anticipated big screen sequel (Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day) a decade later. And despite everyone, minus Willem Dafoe back for a sequel, it made no noise at the box-office and was woefully bad. Apparently the Saints crew is still feeding off the good vibrations from the first film, because they're reportedly all in for a third installment.
The MacManus brothers (Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery) and director Troy Duffy are all very interested in a third movie, according to Reedus. The actor, who some may recognize more as the crossbow-wielding hillbilly Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead, Reedus recently addressed questions about a Saints reunion.
"I’m in L.A right now," Reedus said.
"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 guess this talk can put to rest any chance of a Boondock Saints TV series happening, which is a relief. Though another movie seems like a poor decision considering how the sequel failed on every level. The evil man, dead man concept and two Irish vigilantes taking out the criminal garbage so to speak was fun to watch the first time, but the second felt like a bad parody of the original. And these guys want to go back for more?
It's being reported that Reedus and Flanery would drop everything to make another Saints movie. I think Reedus should stick with The Walking Dead, until Daryl becomes zombie chow. A return by Dafoe would be the only thing to convince me into watching more from this trio.
Do you guys want more Boondock Saints?