Rob Zombie is Making a Movie About the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers
The following is an article posted on BWP's hockey-related sister site, The Checking Line, written by Matthew Brigidi. You can check out the original post here, and to see how the Philadelphia Flyers can make for good TV, check out Matt's recaps of HBO's NHL 24/7 from this past season.
On Tuesday afternoon, the entertainment industry website Deadline.com reported that musician/artist/director Rob Zombie will write, produce and direct a feature film called Broad Street Bullies about the Philadelphia Flyers teams from the 1970s of the same name.
Zombie, who was the lead singer of the metal band White Zombie before embarking on a solo career, made his directorial debut in 2003 with the horror film House of 1000 Corpses. He has since gone on to direct other horror films such as a remake of Halloween as well as the 2005 release, The Devil’s Rejects.
“Each character involved is more outrageous than the next,” Zombie said. “The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this ‘stranger than fiction’ sports tale.”
Zombie reportedly acquired the rights to the team’s story and has the full support of the organization, including team legend, Bobby Clarke.
“The great Rob Zombie making a drama feature film about the Broad Street Bullies is exciting and thrilling for all of us! I look forward to seeing it,” the Flyers great reportedly said.
According to Deadline, production is set to begin soon with Zombie, Andy Gould, Les Borsai and Jeremy Platt signed on as producers.
There is no official word from the Flyers yet to confirm the validity of this report.
UPDATE (5 p.m., EST):
Just spoke to Zack Hill head of the Flyers PR staff and it's official the Rob Zombie story is real. Waiting on comment from Ike Richman
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