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Yes another movie is getting a TV adaptation, this time it's Boondock Saints

04.27.2017

So, like it says in the headline, THE BOONDOCK SAINTS are indeed getting their own TV show. We can add that to the list of the growing sub-genre that includes 12 MONKEYS, LETHAL WEAPON, and the recently concluded BATES MOTEL. They even got the original writer director Troy Duffy on board!

What's strange, though, is that it's called BOONDOCK SAINTS: ORIGIN, which doesn't make much sense, as the first film was their origin, and the (awful) second one even showed the rise of their father. So, I mean, how far back do they plan on going? Anyway, here's what Duffy had to say about the project:

A television series is the perfect medium for story telling inside the world of our beloved blue collar super heroes. The brothers have always been defenders of the people, justice, fairness and the city of Boston...In this sensitive time of human rights unrest, government scandal and civil corruption, there couldn’t be a better moment to re-launch the brothers iconic brand of justice in the Cradle of Democracy.

Now, I personally feel that THE BOONDOCK SAINTS (at least the first one) is both over and underrated. On the one hand, every dude-bro douchebag usually has a BOONDOCK SAINTS poster in their room, and will espouse how the film is "so wicked deep, brah!" (which it isn't). But, at the same time, this is a really fun movie, with a great performance by Willem Defoe as awesome gay detective Paul Smecker (pre-empting Val Kilmer's Perry van Shrike from KISS KISS BANG BANG by six years), a decent gimmick (seeing the aftermath of a Boondocks hit, and then seeing the action in reverse), and some well-choreographed action scenes (like the rope hit). And, honestly, that same dude-bro almost inevitably also has PULP FICTION and FIGHT CLUB posters on his walls, and that doesn't make those movies any less awesome either.

So any other BOONDOCK SAINTS fans? And if so, what do you feel about the announcement?

No release date, or network to pick it up, at the moment, but we'll keep you updated when anything else comes up.

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Extra Tidbit: Willem Defoe's "There was a firefight!" line was heard in the metal song "Love Lost In A Hail of Gunfire" by Bleeding Through.
Source: DCTV

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1:21AM on 04/28/2017
Duffy has talked about more Saints for years in whatever form (TV, video game, etc.), so okay. I'll believe it when I see it. I used to be a huge fan, even going so far as to call it a favorite film, but that has worn off on me. I could see a TV show doing well, but I'm not going to anticipate it.
Duffy has talked about more Saints for years in whatever form (TV, video game, etc.), so okay. I'll believe it when I see it. I used to be a huge fan, even going so far as to call it a favorite film, but that has worn off on me. I could see a TV show doing well, but I'm not going to anticipate it.
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8:26PM on 04/27/2017

Eh...

The worst part of the sequel is that it kept repeating jokes and beats from the first one. Now they're gonna do that, presumably throughout an entire season or longer?

Not interested.

Why don't they just make a TV show where David Della Rocco is a step club deejay instead? I would actually watch that.
The worst part of the sequel is that it kept repeating jokes and beats from the first one. Now they're gonna do that, presumably throughout an entire season or longer?

Not interested.

Why don't they just make a TV show where David Della Rocco is a step club deejay instead? I would actually watch that.
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8:28PM on 04/27/2017
I meant strip club. Not sure what a step club is but if that's a thing, so be it... he can be a step club deejay.
I meant strip club. Not sure what a step club is but if that's a thing, so be it... he can be a step club deejay.
6:48PM on 04/27/2017

ugh come on

First Trump, now we have another cash grab that wont make $$.....how much more lazy and stupid can this country get? Hold my beer..............
First Trump, now we have another cash grab that wont make $$.....how much more lazy and stupid can this country get? Hold my beer..............
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6:43PM on 04/27/2017
I would rather see a third film with the original cast back. I can't see anyone else playing the Saints at this point.
I would rather see a third film with the original cast back. I can't see anyone else playing the Saints at this point.
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4:59PM on 04/27/2017
Not a huge fan of the original. Defoe was awesome, and there are some fun bits in there (love the toilet scene), but it's too preachy (literally) to succeed at being the Death Wish-style movie Duffy seemed to be going for. But a TV series is exactly where something like this could really work. The movie doesn't have much in the way of story arc, and a TV series wouldn't need it. Just punish the wicked every week.
Not a huge fan of the original. Defoe was awesome, and there are some fun bits in there (love the toilet scene), but it's too preachy (literally) to succeed at being the Death Wish-style movie Duffy seemed to be going for. But a TV series is exactly where something like this could really work. The movie doesn't have much in the way of story arc, and a TV series wouldn't need it. Just punish the wicked every week.
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4:00PM on 04/27/2017
I really prefer a third film to wrap thongs up nicely. But if they are going to do a tv show it needs to be Showtime or HBO and they need to make a 6 to 10 episode miniseries that can take the place of a third movie. Get the original cast back, Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flannery, Willem Dafoe, Brian Mahoney, David Ferry, Julie Benz, Clifton Collins Jr etc. And end the whole thing there.
I really prefer a third film to wrap thongs up nicely. But if they are going to do a tv show it needs to be Showtime or HBO and they need to make a 6 to 10 episode miniseries that can take the place of a third movie. Get the original cast back, Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flannery, Willem Dafoe, Brian Mahoney, David Ferry, Julie Benz, Clifton Collins Jr etc. And end the whole thing there.
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3:59PM on 04/27/2017
WTF was wrong with the 2nd movie? I just don't see a reason to knock it. It was a faithful sequel.
WTF was wrong with the 2nd movie? I just don't see a reason to knock it. It was a faithful sequel.
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3:37PM on 04/27/2017

Only with the original cast

Norman Reedus has developed a pretty big fanbase.
And bring back Defoe
Norman Reedus has developed a pretty big fanbase.
And bring back Defoe
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3:19PM on 04/27/2017

NO

Third movie or nothing.
Third movie or nothing.
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