The follow-up to Boondock Saints, Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day seems to actually be a reality, and the trailer has finally hit the web.
For the uninitiated, Boondock Saints is a 1999 cult film about two ostensibly Oirish “Irish” brothers who are given a message from God while being briefly held in a prison to violently kill as many “bad men” as possible. Notable for shockingly over-the-top dialogue and a batshit crazy director, (Troy Duffy, the subject of a film solely about how he single-handedly tanked his own career) Boondock Saints developed a large fan base despite having never had a real theatrical release. Willem Dafoe’s performance as a self-hating gay FBI agent nearly redeemed the film- it was as if he was acting in a different movie altogether, separate from the heinous performances of those around him. (Note: I still love this movie.)
The trailer looks like it’s taken the so bad it’s good theme and not only run with it, but eloped to Las Vegas with it and knocked it up. Norman Reedus as Murphy appears to have dropped the attempt at an Irish accent completely, but Sean Patrick Flanery as Conner still seems to be chugging along with it, talking about his “brudder.” Even as you watch the trailer, you can sense the whole of Ireland recoiling in horror and shame at the raping of a brogue. Furthermore, the lack of any knowledge on what Ireland is actually like seems to have persisted into the second film:
The two have been in deep hiding in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far removed from their former lives or modern technologies. When word comes that a priest has been killed by sinister forces in the tough underworld of Boston, they return to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring justice to those who must now suffer the consequences…
Sadly, Dafoe did not return as Agent “there was a firefight!” Smucker, but a lady-cop female FBI agent is being introduced as his protege and is almost sure to come between the brothers McManus. Billy Connolly reprises his role of Il Duce with gleeful abandon, spouting lines that sound like they all want badly to be catchphrases. And continuity- did Conner and Murphy’s Veritas and Aequitas tattoos move from their forearms to their hands?
The film is said to have a release date of October 30th (no word on whether there will be another set of out-takes with naked shower wrestling.) Clip below: