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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.

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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


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