The Boondock Saints are back! The rebirth of the 1999 cult actioner is officially upon us, with Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery returning as the fraternal Irish twins, the MacManus brothers, who raise holy hell to rid their Boston hometown of all criminals. Billy Connolly played their father in the original and the 2009 sequel The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

Troy Duffy (who wrote and directed the movies) is reportedly stepping down from the director’s chair, so the search is on for a new director. Thunder Road, the production banner behind the John Wick franchise, has stepped in and joined rights holder Dragonfly Films to get this third film made. Deadline first reported the news.

‘When we were given the opportunity to help bring the MacManus brothers back to the screen, we jumped at the chance. The unique possibility of building on the iconic mythology and characters for all the long-time fans of the series, as well as opening it up to a whole new generation, is one that we couldn’t be more excited about,’ said Basil Iwanyk, of Thunder Road Films.

Reedus commented: “I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have long been working toward. We are pressing on without our longtime friend and Captain, Troy Duffy on this one. He has decided to write a Boondock Saints book series and I can’t wait to read it.” Flanery, meanwhile, stated: “Basil and Todd [Myers, of Dragonfly Films] are the perfect partners to bust the brothers out of prison. With Basil and Todd at the helm, this will be the best Saints yet. So now it’s time for the brothers to break out the pea coats, re-load, and get back to work.”  

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