Troy Duffy expands his The Boondock Saints story and characters into the gaming realm.
The writer-director of The Boondock Saints movies, which have become cult hits, is ready to take the virtual plunge. In addition to thinking about a third film and a potential TV series, Duffy has committed to a new Boondock video game. He’s working with Critical Mass Interactive (CMI) on a new downloadable game that will further expand the universe beyond the recent comic book realm.
GEEK: How did the Boondock game come about?
Duffy: We always wanted to make a game; we’d have to make it special and stick with the story, please the fans and not go too overboard. When we ran into CMI, those guys were huge fans.
What will fans of the film be able to explore in the game?
Although the scope will go beyond the films, there will be a focus on the film and the particular venues that were shown. I’m sure that there’s going to be a level where you can get into the greenhouse in Boondock 2 and blow that place up. You can go into mafia strongholds, maybe even a courtroom.
There’s also a comic book — how do you see these new platforms complementing each other?
Comic books and video games were always on the table for us just because of the content of the film. It seemed to fit hand in glove.
Did you ever play games back in the arcade days?
Yeah. I was big into TRON. I don’t know how many quarters I blew on that game. I was also a bit into the usual stuff, like Pac-Man and Asteroids — games that now are considered very vintage. But in recent months, I started to look into games. I have this quorum of buddies who are all gamers, and they walked me through the history of games. I played Goldeneye, World of Warcraft and all this stuff, and started seeing the new technology. It was just unbelievable what they can do today.