The MacManus brothers are back! According to a trade report, director Troy Duffy and stars Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery have come back together for Boondocks Saints III. News of the new film, set to go into production next May, comes as a bit of a surprise. The original debuted in 1999 but it wasn’t until it hit the shelves at Blockbuster that it started to grow into the cult classic it is today. The 2009 sequel, Boondock Saints: All Saints Day, perfectly set up the third film but the third film seemed doomed when Reedus and Flanery washed their hands of it in 2017.
It’ll be interesting to see if the third film makes good on the last film’s ending which saw Willem Dafoe’s Agent Smecker make a surprise appearance after having faked his death. Smecker, always a fan of the brothers, has developed a support network for them and preps to break them out of prison. Reedus‘ star has risen enormously since the release of the 2nd film but it’s satisfying to see him return to the project that introduced him to so many. We’ll continue to cover this story as it develops.