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It's been over a decade since we got our first taste of the MacManus brothers and their biblically influenced style of vigilante justice in Troy Duffy's The Boondock Saints. Despite a plagued production and some other woes, the film somehow snowballed into becoming a cult classic...so much so that it inspired a (far worse and repetitive) sequel, All Saints Day, a few years back. Now we might be getting a weekly sermon from the saints.
We Got This Covered caught up with director Duffy to discuss the Blu-ray release of the first film, and he had this to say:
We've been approached to do a possible Boondock Saints TV series. So the fans may be getting a part three as a television show. We might be able to pull that off. I actually called both Sean and Norman and they both said, "Hell yeah, we'll drop everything."
The article continues by insinuating that the show would have to be picked up by one of the cable networks, an AMC or HBO, to ensure that the tone of the series remains faithful (meaning violent and potty-mouthed) to the films. I don't know if I'm all that excited about this news, even though it does seem particularly well suited for TV, with the obvious potential to mix serialized and episodic storytelling. Without Willem Defoe chewing up the scenery will it really be that much fun to watch? The second film wasn't...