Dead 7 will unite members of Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync with the makers of Sharknado
Late-’90s boy band fans have always fantasized about the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync uniting as one shining entity. Now Rolling Stone reports that dream will become a reality in the form of low-budget “futuristic horror movie” movie Dead 7, written by and starring youngest Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, appearing alongside Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean and Joey Fatone.
“It’s a zombie Western futuristic horror movie,” Carter says. “My character is still being worked out right now, but I’m a good guy that’s going to help save the day. There’s a wish list of people that I want. I want it to be musically based. I might reach out to Jordan [Knight] from the New Kids on the Block.”
“I get to be the drunk… Typecast!” Fatone says. “I’m the only ‘NSync-er as of now, but you never know. Nick’s vision is to bring some other people in that genre that have never really done a lot of film but that were in music in the Nineties and 2000s. We’ve never done anything together collectively. People always think [Backstreet and ‘NSync] are some sort of rivals. But it’s so funny – there’s never been animosity or anything like that. Now we’re setting the record straight by doing a film together.”
In case you doubt the seriousness of their intentions, The Asylum’s David Latt — best known for Syfy’s Sharknado franchise — is producing the film.
“What [Carter] came to us with was a big idea of pop music stars in a genre setting,” says Latt. “A lot of the platforms, distributors and companies we work with responded to that immediately and we knew we had something we should move forward with.”
Former ‘NSync frontman Justin Timberlake, who has not appeared in a film since 2013’s Inside Llewyn Davis, has yet to sign on for the project. Backstreet Boys last appeared onscreen in Seth Rogen’s hit comedy This is the End.
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