The first Boondock Saints is as beloved by fans as it is hated by critics. The second, while equally reviled by critics, has a somewhat mixed reputation among fans. Neither had a wide release at the box office, but because of their shoestring budget and DVD sales, still managed to turn profits. Now, it looks like a third film may be on the way, according to star Norman Reedus.
Reedus says that both his co-star, Sean Patrick Flanery, and director, Troy Duffy, are also on board for a third installment. This isn’t the first rumor we’ve heard of it; this May Flanery indicated that a script was in the works and there have even been whispers of a possible subtitle, Saints Preserve Us, floating around for awhile. However, fans shouldn’t get too excited just yet.
Both of the first two films had very troubled productions. The original backers of the first film, Miramax, abandoned the project because of differences with writer/director Troy Duffy. The second film was famously stuck in developmental hell for a decade. At that pace the third film would be out in 2019. Even if they somehow manage to avoid the problems that plagued the Saints 1 and 2 ‘s productions they will still have to worry about fan disinterest slipping even further in the wrong direction.