rob zombie flyers movie 11 replies, 17268 views

6/19/2012 5:16:00 PM
could be interesting

Rob Zombie, rocker and director of the Halloween reboot and sequel, is taking to the ice for his next project.  The multi-hyphenate plans to revisit the 1970s Philadelphia Flyers hockey team for a sports feature titled, Broad Street Bullies.  The Flyers of this era were a recently installed expansion team that developed a reputation for fielding enforcers and goons while also possessing a skilled group of players that paved the way to two Stanley Cups.

  With Zombie on board, there’s sure to be an up-play on violence in a picture that harkens back to 1977?s cult classic, Slap Shot. Hit the jump for more on Broad Street Bullies.

Deadline reports that Zombie will tackle the Broad Street Bullies project as a mash up of Rocky and Boogie Nights on ice.  He went on to say:

“Each character involved is more outrageous than the next. The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this ‘stranger than fiction’ sports tale.”

If Zombie’s setting it in 74, that should put the team either going into their first Stanley Cup victory or sandwiched in between their consecutive wins.  It’ll unfortunately be a couple of years too early for the classic game against the Soviet Union in which the Broad Street Bullies proved too rough and aggressive for the Red Machine, forcing the visiting team to leave the ice before the first period had even ended.

Zombie purchased the rights to the team’s story and has the full cooperation and support of the Flyers’
6/19/2012 5:22:00 PM
will go see it

wearing my flyers jersey
6/19/2012 5:30:00 PM
this will be brutal as shit.
Peter SteeleyDan
6/19/2012 5:35:00 PM
I hope its filled with drugs, sex, beer and some rough hockey.

Also about how Russia thought they were the shit but only came back out onto the ice after finding out they wouldn't get dough. Philly beat em down 4-1
6/19/2012 5:37:00 PM
This will be the first time i ever tailgated before a movie
6/19/2012 6:10:00 PM
Will see.
said the shotgun
6/19/2012 7:29:00 PM
this could be awesome on so many different levels.
6/19/2012 8:25:00 PM
Originally posted by: fight2live

This will be the first time i ever tailgated before a movie

6/19/2012 8:56:00 PM
stoked about it
Sarcastic Existence
6/19/2012 9:48:00 PM
6/19/2012 10:15:00 PM
huge wtf @ rob zombie directing this, quite a departure from schlock horror films
6/19/2012 10:19:00 PM
Originally posted by: RyanSchwenksville

Originally posted by: fight2live

This will be the first time i ever tailgated before a movie