Rob Zombies Film Project About '70's Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Team
Reported by Outsiders - 08:32 PM 2012.06.19
Rob Zombie has a new project in the works that deals with the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team during the 1970's. Zombie is writing, directing and producing the project called Broad Street Bullies about the Flyers, who were so physical when they played the Soviet Unionís supposedly invincible and tough Red Army team, the Flyers roughed them up so badly that the Russian team left the ice in the first period, and only returned when told they would not get paid if they didnít. The Flyers won the game 4-1, with head coach Fred Shero proclaiming, "Yes we are world champions. If they had won, they would have been world champions. We beat the hell out of a machine."
"Each character involved is more outrageous than the next,"
Zombie said. "The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this Ďstranger than fictioní sports tale."
Zombie has the rights to the teamís story and has the full support of the Flyers organization.
"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,"
Flyers team senior vice president Clarke commented.