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Rob Zombie Updates on Broad Street Bullies

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie is a very busy man.  He has a new album – Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor (April 23) – and new movie – The Lords of Salem (April 19) – coming out this April.  In addition he and his band are getting ready to go out on tour over the summer with visits across the US, Canada and South America.  On top of that Rob is already working on a new movie – this time chronicling the story of the notorious Broad Street Bullies hockey team.  ComingSoon.net spoke with Rob to get an update on where he is with that movie.  To see what Rob has to say 

Last summer, it was revealed that musician-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie was interested in tackling his first non-horror project with Broad Street Bullies, based on the true story of the 1970′s Philadelphia Flyers.

“That [script] is finished,” Zombie tells ComingsSoon.net. “I just finished it. That was an epic battle because that was the first time I had to really research something. There’s no fiction in it, it’s all true. It was a year of research, my God, I read every f–king book and, obviously, the game ends with game 6 against the Bruins when they win the cup. I must have watched game 6 a thousand f–king times until I had it memorized. It’s a pretty epic script. I was just in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago and all of those guys still go to every game. I was sitting in the box with Joe Watson and Bernie Parent. The Broadstreet Bullies still reign there. I got to get that movie right or they’ll take me out and hang me.”

Although is not yet set up at a studio, Zombie suggests that fans won’t have a very long wait before it finds a home.

“We had so many offers for it but we haven’t taken one yet,” he continues. “It’s funny because everybody was like ‘Oh, a hockey movie, nobody’s going to want it.’ But as soon as we announced it, everyone came out of the woodwork. Everybody wanted to get involved. Nothing against horror movies and I don’t mean this to sound any way, but no agent wants to put their client in a horror movie, nobody would take them seriously. But suddenly, with this type of movie, everyone is coming forward, which I wasn’t prepared for.”

Zombie’s latest, The Lords of Salem, hits theaters April 19.

Comments
  • Garrett Gustafson May 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I play hockey, and am a dedicated flyers fan, I just about shit when I heard of this. I saw those guys play some college shmucks at the University of Delaware about fifteen years ago and bobby still high sticked the shit outta one player twice in a row. They murdered those kids. I want in on this movie, if I can fit in somewhere. Where is the casting call, and when?? Please let me know, Rob. I’m fucking homeless and need to do something, goddammit.

  • Joe Watson ( not the one from the bullies ) May 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Would absolutely love to be a cast member of your film Broad Street Bullies. Been a huge fan of your work and would just like the opportunity. Been a die hard for the orange and black since 1980. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH

  • Ricky golden April 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Sounds amazing. I’d be interested to know when and where casting players will take place.

  • Riley K April 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Honestly with this kind of film it’s best to do what they did for Miracle, find Hockey Players who can act rather than the other way around. Is there any place where the crew recruitment information is going to be posted? I’m an experienced film crew member and would love, love, love to work on this project! Combining my two favorite things together and right in my area!

    • Garrett Gustafson May 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Absogoddamnlutely. If they put any knowns in it, it will FUCKING SUCK.

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