American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer Rob Zombie will be writing, producing and directing a film about the Stanley Cup era, Philadelphia Flyers.
Per Deadline.com --
Rob Zombie will write, direct and produce Broad Street Bullies, a film about the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team that evolved from a cellar dwelling expansion team into a team that racked up victories and penalty minutes in equal measure during the '70s.
Zombie, known for his head-banging music before transitioning to genre films like House of 1000 Corpses and Halloween, is making a departure with this film, sort of, because the Flyers brutal style of play is genre-worthy and has the makings for a hockey film on the order of the 1977 sports film classic Slap Shot.
Zombie got the rights to the team’s story, and has the full support of the Flyers organization. He likened the tone of the tale to Rocky meets Boogie Nights on ice.
“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.”
If the song Dragula is not the track to a scene of Dave "the Hammer" Schultz beating the living piss outta Maple Leaf, Dave Dunn, I'm gonna be very unhappy.
When approached and asked to give his opinion about the upcoming cinematic (sure-to-be) masterpiece, Bob Clarke told the press, “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.”
I'm sure ol' Bobby loved Grindhouse.
And The Devil's Rejects? Yea, Clarke makes his trips to Wal*Mart dressed as Captain Spaulding.
If you're not much of a fan of Zombie's, he takes movies to the extreme. Plus, he's got a SSSSSSSSSSSSSSMOKIN' hot wife named Sheri Moon who he uses in each of his films. I could see Rob getting her to play a puck bunny, post-game at Rexy's Bar, rubbing her sweater meat all up against a half-shithoused Eddy Van Impe.
This movie is either going to be great, or it's going to be so great that it's sheer awesomeness will reverse the aging process on Bernie Parent's body and he'll make a comeback at age 67.
No telling when it's due to hit the big screen. The report never mentioned it, and there's currently nothing on IMDb about the film at all. But I'll be keeping an eye out like an nosy, elderly, next door neighbor.
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