Rob Zombie will focus on the infamous and bloody rivalry between the Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers when he begins filming his hockey biopic movie later in the year. This will be his first foray from horror movies. Speaking to Inside Track at the Boston Herald Zombie said: “I was always a hockey fan. I loved the Boston Bruins as a kid, especially in the ’70s. That’s when I was most fanatical — when Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito were there. But I loved the Flyers too, even though they seemed like evil guys.”
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Rob Zombie has optioned the theatrical rights to the story of the “Broad Street Bullies”, the legendary mid-1970’s version of the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team. The Bullies were known for their aggressive playing style that included fighting and intimidation as tactics in their rise from fledging newcomers to a powerhouse franchise.
The Bullies were recently the subject of a critically acclaimed 2010 HBO 24/7 Sports documentary. (more…)