'Boondock Saints' video game to be released
Fans of the 1999 cult hit about two brothers who become vigilantes and take on the mob will certainly enjoy the idea of playing The MacManus brothers in a video game.
is reporting that Critical Mass Interactive, a small game development company, has taken up the developing reins on the game. CEO Matt Scibilia told G4 that the game will be a "full-on co-op shooter" available on PC and the Xbox 360. If warranted, the game will be available on the PS3 in the future.
Scibila was quoted as saying:
We don't want to do a crap-ass franchise game. We're staying true to the content. We're looking to expand the story, not just retell the franchise. The Boondock Saints characters are so strong -- the banter, the relationships between Rocco and the brothers, the Catholicism, that will all be featured in the game.
G4 also reported that the cast of Boondock Saints will be doing a panel at this year's SXSW (South by Southwest) festival.
'Boondock Saints' follows the story of Connor and Murphy MacManus (played by Sean Patrick Flannery
and Norman Reedus
), two working class Irish brothers who get eyeballs deep in the world of organized crime after a run in with some Russian gangsters. Soon they find themselves donning shades and carrying dual pistols, doling out vigilante justice on the mobsters who threaten their friends, often relying on pure luck rather than skill, which makes for a funny yet action packed film.