Rob Zombie Options “Broad Street Bullies”

Announced on his official website, Rob Zombie has optioned the rights to the "Broad Street Bullies," the classic 1970's version of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Maybe not so much horror, but with Rob Zombie on board, its bound to be great.

“I’m excited to share this story where Rocky meets Boogie Nights on ice. Each character involved is more outrageous than the next,” says Zombie, “The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this ‘stranger than fiction’ sports tale.”

The project has the support of the Flyer’s organization, which will cooperate with Zombie and pull no punches in telling the team’s incredible story, including the infamous game against the Soviet Red Army team in which the “unbeatable” Russians stormed off the ice, intimidated by the Flyers’ no-holds-barred approach. They eventually returned to the ice for a crushing defeat at the hands of the Flyers.

Bobby Clarke, the ex-captain and current Senior Vice President of the Flyers, states, “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.” Zombie will produce along with Andy Gould, Les Borsai, and Jeremy Platt. The team is currently securing financing and will begin casting in the near feature.

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