Rob Zombie to direct film on Flyers?
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A film about the Philadelphia Flyers of the 1970s is intriguing enough. Throw in Rob Zombie, and you've got yourself an even more interesting product.
Fortunately, we'll soon get to see what the famous heavy metal musician can cook up, as he'll be writing, directing and producing a film called Broad Street Bullies, deadline.com reports.
This isn't Zombie's first film endeavor, as he also directed House Of 1000 Corpses and Halloween, but it'll certainly be a new direction. The Broad Street Bullies, of course, were known for their punishing play, but a sports film is a stark contrast from the demonic music and horror movies that Zombie is usually associated with.
Zombie is excited for the challenge, though, having already secured the rights, as well as the support of the Flyers organization. He reportedly likened the tone of the tale to Rocky meets Boogie Nights on ice.
"Each character involved is more outrageous than the next," Zombie reportedly said. "The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this 'stranger than fiction' sports tale."
Zombie will reportedly produce with Andy Gould, Les Borsai and Jeremy Platt, and they are currently in the process of tying down the financing