Apparition and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group have announced that they have decided to expand The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day “nationwide to additional markets” on November 13th 2009. The film grossed over $500,000 this past weekend in just four markets: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia, with a per theater average of over $8,000. Because of the demand/fan base, the studio has announced that they will be opening the movie wider on November 13 to additional cities including Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and more.
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Apparition has released the opening sequence, the first five minutes, of The Boondock Saints II: All Saint’s Day on IGN. The sequence basically explains why the Saints must return from hiding. What else? A montage set to “badass music” featuring the Saints cutting off their hair/beards and taking showers (yes, I’m serious), an obvious black and white flashback to the original film (couldn’t they have re-filmed the scene from a security camera angle for the news cast instead?), and the introduction of Julie Benz (who many of you will know from Dexter) as Special Agent Eunice Bloom. Watch the 5 minute and 21 second opening sequence embedded after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Sony Pictures has announced the details of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day panel at 2009 San Diego Comic Con International. The trailer for the much anticipated sequel to the 1999 cult classic film The Boondock Saints will premiere during the panel on Saturday, July 25th at 3:30pm. Talent in attendance for the panel includes:
- Troy Duffy (writer/director)
- Billy Connolly (Noah ‘Il Duce’ McManus)
- Norman Reedus (Murphy McManus)
- Sean Patrick Flannery (Connor McManus)
- Julie Benz (Eunice Bloom)
- Clifton Collins, Jr. (Romeo)
- David Della Rocco (Rocco)