Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery to Return for New ‘Boondock Saints’ Film
ManOfTheCenturyMovie News Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery to Return for New ‘Boondock Saints’ Film

Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery to Return for New ‘Boondock Saints’ Film

Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery to Return for New ‘Boondock Saints’ Film

A new take on “The Boondock Saints” is in the works with the 1999 film‘s original stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery reprising their roles as the MacManus Brothers.

Deadline first reported that Thunder Road Pictures, which produces the “John Wick” franchise and the upcoming “Monkey Man” from Dev Patel, is teaming with the rights holder Dragonfly Films to the original 1999 cult film “The Boondock Saints” to produce what’s being described as a “reimagining” rather than a direct sequel. Dragonfly Films also confirmed the news on its Instagram.

Reedus and Flanery both portrayed the Irish Catholic killers rooting out Boston crime all in the name of the Lord in the original film, and they also returned for the 2009 follow-up film, “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.” However, Troy Duffy, the story’s original director and writer, will not direct the new film but will produce it. He also plans to write a series of books about the Saints.

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Thunder Road Films’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Dragonfly’s Todd Myers, and Impossible Dream Entertainment’s Shaun Redick and Yvette Yates, along with Duffy and Don Carmody, are the film’s producers. Reedus, Flanery, Charlie Morrison, Peter D. Graves, and JoAnne Colona are all executive producers of the project.

The original film was at one point considered one of the hottest scripts in Hollywood, coming from Duffy, who had never written a screenplay before and was inspired after working with his brother at a bar in Boston. Harvey Weinstein’s Miramax Films, at one point, had the rights, but it never got off the ground. When it was finally produced and intended for release, it was derailed and bombed with a minimal, limited theatrical release because of fears after the Columbine school shooting that the hyper-violent film could inspire copycat killers.

But audiences later discovered it on home video, ultimately grossing $50 million, earning the film a re-release in theaters in 2006. The film is hardly a critical darling, but about 1 in 5 millennial males probably had a “Boondock Saints” poster on their dorm room wall as a result. The sequel in 2009 made a modest $10.6 million on an $8 million budget. A third film with Duffy directing was originally planned and was shopped at the American Film Market several years back, but the project never advanced.

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