The legendary vigilante justice film franchise is finally back! Deadline announced today that director Troy Duffy, and stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery have reunited to continue the story of the Saints. Boondock Saints III is official!
The Boondock Saints is the story of fraternal twin brothers Connor and Murphy MacManus. After a rough encounter which ends in their dispatching two Russian mobsters in self defense, the boys have a vision that calls them to rid Boston of criminals. However, their crusade does not go unchallenged; a clever FBI agent is on their trail, but where do his loyalties truly lie? Ending in a spectacular scene of a courthouse execution, the first and second films are exciting, roller coaster rides through the criminal underworld.
Impossible Dream entertainment is producing the film, along side Don Carmody and director Duffy. The script was developed with input from Flanery and Reedus, and will shoot in May when Flanery and Reedus are free from current obligations. Reedus and Flannery also serve as executive producers, along with Nat McCormick of The Exchange, and Todd Myers from Dragonfly Films.
“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.”
Said Yvette Yates Redick from Impossible Dream Entertainment:
“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. We’re proud to back him and his authentic vision for this franchise.”
The cast and crew are hoping to grow a fanbase comparable to other global action hits such as John Wick and continue the story of the Saints for years to come. We at Film Combat Syndicate will do our best to bring you the news fit to print on the latest entry in this legendary series of films.
Lead pic: Indican Pictures