Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spectacular
Lee Child Talks The Next Reacher Movie
Exclusive - And he reveals the title of Reacher 20!
See The World Exclusive New Interstellar Poster
We unveil the US one-sheet for Christopher Nolan's latest
Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass Reportedly Back For More Bourne
Call it The Bourne Reunion, perhaps.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
03 September 2009
Boondock Saints 2 Trailer Online
No, really
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Overnight
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Boondock Boom
Saints sequel planned

12 June 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Troy Duffy – the man who made a splash in Hollywood with The Boondock Saints in 1999, only to see the film, and his career, crash when it flopped, is back.

The subject of the documentary Overnight, which chronicled his extraordinary deal with Miramax and the massive problems with the film, is planning a sequel. Thanks to the film’s cult DVD status – it grabbed $30 million on the first disc alone, before the director’s cut edition ever arrived – Fox has agreed to finance a follow-up, for which Duffy already has a script and a cast together.

Just one small problem: the film’s original financier, Elie “bankrupt” Samaha’s Franchise Pictures has yet to pay out residuals. And his lawyers are fighting the sequel in court.

Still, Duffy is unbowed, with a screenplay called The Good King, a drunken English monarch ready to flog around Hollywood. "I'm content to build my career brick by brick, but it is frustrating to wake up every morning and think how my movie is putting some guy's kids through college, while everybody who worked on it got nothing," Duffy told Variety.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Cars Wins The US Box Office
The latest Pixar movie ahead of the pack

Your Comments

What is the piont?
Ok can i just say this, TROY DUFFY is not a dick! He is a total legend and deserves at least You children's respect. The Boondock saints is an amazing film, and should be justified with a sequel, or maybe two. He has the funds, the cast (Apart from Willem Defoe, who is blatantly up himself.), the story and the crew, But some corporate assholes and lonely lawyers are fighting this either because they feel they have something to protect, even though all of thier dignity has been washed away, o More

Posted by HaydnLeslie at 20:42 on 15 October 2007 | Report This Post

WHAT?!?!?!?!...YES!!!!!
Okay let me say first off that Troy Duffy may be a d*ck, but who cares. He made one of the best movies of all time, The Boondock Saints. And second, if the sequal is made, the movie would not be the same without the lead roles (Connor and Murphy) played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus. And of course lets not forget the infamous Il Duce played by Billy Connolly and Smecker played by Willem Dafoe. Come on. WHAT WAS HE THINKING?!?!?!?! BOTTOM LINE...I PRAY THEY MAKE A SEQUAL AND EVEN MORE More

Posted by queenlady9 at 23:47 on 10 July 2006 | Report This Post

I'm conflicted........
First things first, Troy Duffy is a d*ck, as any one who's seen Overnight can attest to. His belief that Boondock Saints was a major work is astonishing. BUUUUUUTTTT. Having just watched Boondock Saints, I've got to admit there's a whole lot of flair and humour contained within the film (substance - not so much). I'd love to see a sequel that keeps Willem Dafoe and Billy Conolly but recasts the parts of the two main leads with people who can actually handle the Irish accent or (whisper it) wit More

Posted by Stebop at 18:02 on 12 June 2006 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Future Of Film: There’ll Be An Oscar For Performance Capture
And the Academy Award goes to...

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)