‘Boondock Saints 3′ Has a Plot and a Title

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1999′s The Boondock Saints overcame bad reviews and an even worse box office performance to become a cult hit anyway, but The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day never achieved quite the same popularity as its predecessor. Put it this way: I’ve never heard a college kid declare the second Boondock Saints to be his favorite movie of all time.

Nevertheless, some fans have continued clamoring for a Boondock Saints 3, and director Troy Duffy has now offered some new details on what it’ll be called and what it’ll be about. Hit the jump for all Boondock Saints 3 plot details and more.

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We’re sure to have tons of sequel-related news coming up later this week from Comic-Con, but in the meantime we have a bunch of other, non-SDCC news to share with you. After the jump:

  • Troy Duffy is cooking up more Boondock Saints
  • Joseph Kosinski offers a minor update on Tron 3
  • Chinese superstar Han Geng joins Transformers 4
  • The Veronica Mars movie is getting book sequels
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Even by cult film standards, Troy Duffy‘s The Boondock Saints is a divisive one. Defenders love the off-kilter McManus boys and their dedication to vigilante ultraviolence; detractors (myself included) find it to be Tarantino lite without any of the master filmmaker’s originality, intelligence, or soul. You need only look at the film’s 17% critics’ approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 93% user approval rating to see that all moviegoers are decidedly not on the same page here.

With the dismal box office performance of the 2009 sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, it started to look like public opinion had turned against the McManuses. But apparently, some fans remain convinced there’s still more territory to explore with the brothers. And not surprisingly, the director and stars are among them. According to The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, who played Murphy, a Boondock Saints movie is being cooked up at this very moment. More after the jump.

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‘Boondock Saints’ Television Series in the Works

Despite an initially awful reception both critically (19% on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercially ($30,471 domestic total gross), Troy Duffy‘s The Boondock Saints has become a huge cult hit over the past several years — enough to spawn a sequel in 2009, a comic book in 2010, and a documentary about Duffy in 2003. Now the Irish vigilantes may be getting a television series as well. Read on after the jump.

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boondock-saints-2-posterThe /Filmcast Interview is a series of conversations with actors, directors, and other key figures from the entertainment industry. In this episode, David Chen speaks with director Troy Duffy about Overnight (the documentary chronicling his rise and fall in Hollywood), and about the long, winding, arduous path to getting the Boondock Saints back onto the big screen. The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day will be in theaters on Friday, October 30th.

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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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With The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day on the verge of hitting theaters (it opens this Friday), one of things that’s continued to fascinate me is the story of how Troy Duffy was able to remake himself in the aftermath of The Boondock Saints and Overnight, the 2003 documentary that chronicled Duffy’s rise and fall. Duffy was just a bartender when, in 1997, Harvey Weinstein agreed to purchase his Boondock Saints script for $300,000 and let him direct the movie with a budget of $15 million. However, as portrayed in the film, Duffy is an egomaniacal lout, obsessed with the heights of his talent and abusive to his friends. He goes on to lose his deal, his friends, and his Hollywood connections, although the massive success of The Boondock Saints on DVD has brought him to the point where a sequel, complete with theatrical release, is now possible.  Here’s the trailer for the documentary:

I spoke with Duffy last week while he was out promoting Boondock Saints 2 and asked him about his reactions to Overnight, some of which you can read after the jump. My full interview with him will be available later this week.

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I had the opportunity today to speak with writer/director Troy Duffy, the man responsible for The Boondock Saints and the forthcoming The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day. My full interview with him, where we discuss his reaction to Overnight and some of the lessons he’s learned since that film’s release, will be available online later this week. In the meantime, hit the jump for some exclusive new plot details about the script he’s going to try to make after Boondock Saints 2, entitled The Good King. Duffy described it as “markedly different” from Boondock Saints, a “period piece buddy comedy” whose comedic elements are as “dark as a starless night at the bottom of the ocean.” Assuming this thing ever gets made, you can assume minor spoilers ahead (I guess?).

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