In 1997, Troy Duffy, a blue collar Boston bartender in his early twenties struck a dream movie deal with Miramax in 1997 to direct the $15 million project Boondock Saints from his own script. It was a deal that received worldwide attention. But when Miramax jumped ship and put the film in turnaround, Duffy’s overnight success soon starts to crash and burn. In 2003 his story was explored in the documentary Overnight leaving fans with no hope of a sequel.
Now six years later, The Boondock Saints 2 release date has been announced. Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day will premiere on November 1st, 2009 in theaters. It’s a big personal victory for the writer and directors of this film, and an homage to the fans of the original film.
Tony Duffy was quoted saying, “Everybody’s back in except Willem Dafoe, [because] sometimes actors have their careers plotted out in different ways and he’s sort of doing a different thing now. So he’s the only one who won’t be back. Bill Connolly, the brothers, Rocco, everybody’s in and calling me every two weeks and asking when are we going to do this thing.”