Halloween director is swapping Michael Myers for Bernie Parent, for his next movie Broad Street Bullies, based on the true hockey story of the Philadelphia Flyers of the 70s. Speaking to Coming Soon Zombie revealed:
That [script] is finished. 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.
The Flyers' Stanley Cup victory over the Bruins made them the first expansion team in the post-Original Six era to snag the trophy. The team was also famous for its rough style of play, hence the nickname Broad Street Bullies.
Zombie's directorial career has so far been dominated by horror with the likes of House of 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects on his CV. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to the rough-and-tumble world of NHL.
Zombie's latest horror opus, The Lords of Salem, lands in theaters April 19th.