Rob Zombie Updates on Broad Street Bullies
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.