It took a decade for fans of the cult hit The Boondock Saints to finally get a sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day in 2009. There were many ups and downs on the road to that first sequel, so it should come as no surprise that the same thing is happening with The Boondock Saints III.
First we heard from star Sean Patrick Flanery that the trilogy-maker was being written, then his co-star Norman Reedus later said that the third installment was definitely being worked on. But something went wrong, and only a couple of days later Reedus said the movie wasn’t happening after all.
Now the man behind the movies, director Troy Duffy, is talking about the next installment, as well as the potential TV series.
Of the trilogy, Duffy assures everyone it’s still happening. Speaking to We Got This Covered, Duffy says:
“I’m still working on the third film too. I’m trying to find my way through that plot. It could start to get a little bit comic book like when you think about it. You know, these two prolific vigilante characters in prison and then they get out and have the backing of the catholic church. It could get pretty extreme.
I’m working through it though. I’m about halfway done the script. So ya, that’s definitely on the front. We’re doing a third instalment. One of the things that I’m hoping to provide fans with in the third film is a lot of answers to their questions about the brothers. The film is going to be more introspective. I don’t want to give too much away but right now I couldn’t be more pleased with how it’s turning out.”
Duffy was also sure to mention that both Flanery and Reedus are still attached to return, and that he’s hoping to get Willem Dafoe to reprise his role for the movie.
Of the possible TV series, Duffy says:
“TV show is still on the hopper here.
I’m still working on that but it’s a good question. I kind of envision a re-birth of The Boondock Saints for a new generation. With television you can go so much more in depth and tell a lot more story. I’m excited about it.”
Are you still hoping to see The Boondock Saints III happen, and would you be interested in a Boondock Saints TV series?
[Source: via /Film]