Rob Zombie will attend Tuesday's Flyers game

Rob Zombie will write, direct, and produce the Broad Street Bullies film project. (AP/Chris Pizzello)

There will be a lot missing from the Flyers game on Tuesday night; namely, Wayne Simmonds, Scott Hartnell, Andrej Meszaros, and Zac Rinaldo. But there will be one body in the building who could raise some eyebrows.

Film director and heavy metal icon Rob Zombie (born "Robert Bartleh Cummings") will be in attendance, as part of his research and scouting for a project on the Broad Street Bullies, according to Flyers insider Anthony SanFilippo.

Zombie has established himself as a presence in the realm of horror films, helming production for remakes of the Halloween series in recent years, as well as The Devil's Rejects and The Lords of Salem. The violent, visceral images associated with the Flyers' teams of the '70s appealed to the director, as well as the radical, tempestuous nature of the era, which he has admitted is his "favorite time for movies."

He has described the Broad Street Bullies project as "Rocky meets Boogie Nights on ice."

“It will be the true story," Zombie promised in an ESPN interview last August. "It will be gory.”