Broad Street Bullies will dramatise the astounding career trajectory of the Philadelphia Flyers, as the titular team of players drove the team from zero to hero as they eventually won back-to-back Stanley Cups through their relentlessly physical playing style that notably led to a Soviet Union team refusing to return to the ice for the second period until their pay was threatened and they returned to the game, only to be thrashed 4-1.
Zombie, more famous for House Of 1000 Corpses and his remake of John Carpenter’s Halloween, seems enthusiastic about this change of tack for his career, saying: “The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this ‘stranger than fiction’ sports tale,” suggesting that he has no interest in producing a by-the-numbers sports flick: this is going to have all of Zombie’s originality.
The film also seems to have the full approval of the Flyers, according former legend of the ice and current Senior Vice President 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.”
Work on Broad Street Bullies is set to begin after Zombie ends post-production work on new horror flick The Lords Of Salem.