Boondock Saints Video Game Announced At SXSW

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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 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! 22 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Boondock Saints the video game. What's next? A sequel to The Matrix? They wouldn't..would they? #worried #ipdeath #saveitwithdropkickmurphys 56 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I'm setting at home board thinking i can't wait till the boondock saints game comes out. @seanflanery @wwwbigbaldhead 13 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Also, I'm glad "The Boondock Saints" video game is coming out, to appease the zero people who were asking for it. 14 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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