'Boondock Saints' sequel in works

Reedus, Flanery reunite for film's Oct. 30 release

New indie distributor Apparition and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group are joining forces to release the sequel "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," which will hit theaters on Oct. 30.

As Apparition fills out its release slate, it's its second collaboration with SPWAG, with whom it will release the blaxploitation spoof "Black Dynamite" on Oct. 16. SPWAG will handle domestic ancillary rights and all international rights.

From writer/director Troy Duffy, "Boondock" continues the saga of the the MacManus brothers, played by Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery, who first appeared in 2000's "The Boondock Saints," which developed a cult following despite having grossed little more than $30,000 in its domestic release.

In the new film, which also stars Clifton Collins Jr. and Julie Benz, the two brothers do battle against the Boston mob.

Produced by Chris Brinker, the sequel screened at this year's Comic-Con, and Apparition co-founder Bob Berney said the reception "was phenomenal. There have been rumors about a sequel for years and they've delivered a solid follow-up with lots of surprises for the fans."

Formally unveiled in August, Apparition is also handling "Bright Star" and "The Young Victoria," both of which will play the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Terrence Malick's upcoming "The Tree of Life."