Seriously, I gave up on a “Boondock Saints” sequel after the 513th time Troy Duffy assured us that the sequel, to be subtitled “All Saints Day”, was coming. Heck, I was so optimistic back in the day I even slotted the movie as a 2009 release. As you can well imagine, I feel like a total moron, and has since taken off the release year for the movie, since the way the sequel is progressing, this site will be run by my grandchildren by the time “All Saints Day” gets released, and that’s only if the Weinstein Brothers don’t finally succeed in taking out Troy, as Troy fears. (What, you don’t know? The Weinsteins once tried to kill Troy Duffy. See “Overnight” if you don’t believe me. Or him.) But good news, Saints fans: according to this video, they are actually shooting this thing right now. Maybe.
In case this thing never gets made (and at this point I’m putting the odds at 30-70 against it ever getting made) you can always find out what the sequel would have been about by reading the details here.
Troy Duffy vlogs the shooting (and a lot of driving around in his car):
Update: 11/03/08 The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that “Boondock Saints 2” has commence principal photography in Toronto.
Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus are reprising their roles as the crusading fraternal twins Connor and Murphy MacManus, who seek revenge on the tough Boston underworld. Billy Connolly is also returning as Poppa M.
Chris Brinker and Don Carmody are producing with Lloyd Segan and Rob Fried executive producing.
“It’s a joy and a longtime coming to be bringing such an enormously talented group of people back together again,” Duffy said of the project.
Brinker said the script is well-crafted and will satisfy “Boondock” fans.
“We expect this film to be a truly intense, humorous and satisfying film for all those who have looked forward to the sequel for so long,” Brinker said.
Rounding out the cast are Clifton Collins, Julie Benz, David Della Rocco, Bob Marley, Brian Mahoney and David Ferry.
So there you have it. The boys are back in time. Let the bloodbath and liberal John Woo cribbing begin!