Norman Reedus And Sean Patrick Flanery Returning For Third ‘Boondock Saints’ Movie From ‘John Wick’ Producers

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Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery in The Boondock Saints (1999), Franchise Pictures

It’s All Saints Day again. The Boondock Saints are coming back for a third job 15 years after the last movie in 2009, and its stars Sean Patrick Flanery (Nefarious) and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) are reprising their respective MacManus brothers.

Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as the MacManus brothers kneeling for a homily in The Boondock Saints (1999), Franchise Pictures

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According to Deadline, the sequel is gaining momentum now that John Wick series producers Thunder Road Films and Dragonfly Films are aboard. However, their plans don’t include one key element.

Boondock Saints creator and director Troy Duffy won’t helm the new installment, “and the search is on for a new director.” Duffy will reportedly write novels instead that are to further expand the universe of the sibling Irish vigilantes.

“When we were given the opportunity to help bring the MacManus brothers back to the screen, we jumped at the chance. The unique possibility of building on the iconic mythology and characters for all the long-time fans of the series, as well as opening it up to a whole new generation, is one that we couldn’t be more excited about,” said Basil Iwanyk for Thunder Road.

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Russian mobsters invade the bar in The Boondock Saints (1999), Franchise Pictures

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“From the moment I saw the first film, it has been my dream to be able to add to the amazing story of the Boondock Saints. I’ve been in discussions with Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus for over ten years to bring this dream to a reality,” added Dragonfly’s Todd Myers.

There had been talk of a third Boondock Saints for years, and also a TV series at one point. None of it went far but IMDB’s listing for part three indicates that Flanery and Duffy have been working on the story for a while.

“The vigilante brothers MacManus, now older, are released from prison into a dangerous new world, facing divergent views on how to continue their crusade,” says the site’s log line.

Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco, and Sean Patrick Flanery have a drink in The Boondock Saints (1999), Franchise Pictures

“Basil and Todd are the perfect partners to bust the brothers out of prison,” Flanery said. “With Basil and Todd at the helm, this will be the best Saints yet. So now it’s time for the brothers to break out the pea coats, re-load, and get back to work.”

States Reedus, “I’m thrilled to be working alongside Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Films and Todd Myers’ Dragonfly Films to bring more of the story of the Boondock Saints to audiences. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have long been working toward.”

He continued, “We are pressing on without our longtime friend and Captain, Troy Duffy on this one. He has decided to write a Boondock Saints book series and I can’t wait to read it.”

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Willem Dafoe as FBI agent Paul Smecker investigating a crime scene in The Boondock Saints (1999), Franchise Pictures

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Thunder Road recently produced the John Wick spinoff The Continental for Peacock and they have The Ballerina with Ana de Armas coming next year. They are also behind the tonally similar Monkey Man starring Dev Patel which just came out.

The Boondock Saints was a coveted script in the 90s courted by the Weinsteins and Miramax. A deal never materialized and Troy Duffy settled for backing by the small outfit Franchise Pictures. The film became a cult hit on home video and the sequel All Saints Day followed a decade later.

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Sean Patrick Flanery gets cuffed to a toilet in The Boondock Saints (1999), Franchise Pictures

In the meantime, the trials and tribulations of Duffy’s career were chronicled in the 2005 documentary Overnight.

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