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ravenheart
06-21-2012, 06:35 AM
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 1970s. 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.

The physical play of the Flyers was legendary, to the point that when they played the Soviet Union’s 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 didn’t. 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.” Despite being known as Freddy’s Philistines because of the work of enforcers like Dave Schultz, the Flyers had skilled players like Bobby Clarke and won back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in two-fisted fashion. Their exploits were captured in the HBO docu Broad Street Bullies.

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.”

Steev
06-21-2012, 07:20 AM
As a Flyers fan I kinda love this

Northern_Shaman
06-21-2012, 07:22 AM
Oh wow. I am really curious about this one. Couldn't have forseen this at all.

xskizzelzx90x
06-21-2012, 09:13 AM
love rob zombie and all, but I still gotta say fuck the flyers.

street_burial
06-21-2012, 09:30 AM
http://www.nationalsportsbeat.com/images/logos/nhl/Philadelphia_Flyers.jpg

And just another reason why the Flyers are better than Shittsburgh. :usa:

Steev
06-21-2012, 09:34 AM
http://www.nationalsportsbeat.com/images/logos/nhl/Philadelphia_Flyers.jpg

And just another reason why the Flyers are better than Shittsburgh. :usa:

:party:

christopher
06-21-2012, 10:15 AM
I heard Charlie Sheen is playing the coach :tongue:

DisasterPiece120
06-21-2012, 08:36 PM
As a Flyers fan I kinda love this

Beat me to it dude hahaha

ShatteredFlame
06-21-2012, 10:42 PM
Not a Flyers fan but I think this could actually be decent.

MPF
06-21-2012, 11:04 PM
They all turn into Renegade Zombie Witches names Michael Meyers at the end right?

AnthG
06-23-2012, 03:43 AM
So who the fuck is Sheri Moon gonna play?

ravenheart
06-23-2012, 08:52 AM
So who the fuck is Sheri Moon gonna play?

Cheerleader?

dcmetal108
06-23-2012, 09:18 AM
She's still hot and looks young for being older.

Whatever role she plays we know that we will get to see her ass so its all good.

snowdog2112
06-23-2012, 09:29 AM
So who the fuck is Sheri Moon gonna play?
A Russian players wife who bangs the entire Flyer team

El Gordo
06-23-2012, 09:56 AM
The Flyers can go fuck themselves but I'll watch this movie!

powerslave_85
06-23-2012, 10:17 AM
I'd watch the hell out of this.