Fans of the film "The Boondock Saints" have been waiting a long time to hear news of a video game, and yesterday they got it at the Austin, TX event South By Southwest.
Although the official announcement included more of a "Q&A" session with the actors than anything else, fans didn't seem to mind, keeping the actors talking for over 45 minutes, as reported on TheVerge.com today. Details of the game are still a little sketchy, but it has been confirmed that main characters Connor and Murphy MacManus and Rocco will be voiced by the original actors--Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and David Della Rocco. They will also have a hand in the development of the game, much to the appreciation of SXSW fans.
Although the film was something of a sleeper hit after it was released in 1999, it has garnered so much of a cult following since that a sequel was made a full ten years later, and a rumor of a third film--as well as a television show-- is circulating around the web.
Below is a short clip from SXSW and the video announcement released to attendees.
As a fan of the films myself, I'm fairly excited about the idea of a game. Early views of it look pretty good, which makes me hopeful that the cheesy element that creeps into a lot of movie-turned-game graphics will be absent.
Twitter users had this to say about the game:
A Boondock Saints video game voiced by the original cast. I don't care if this turns out to be awful I will buy it and play it!
Also, I'm glad "The Boondock Saints" video game is coming out, to appease the zero people who were asking for it.