Backstreet Boy Nick Carter to direct Zombie Western, Dead West for Asylum

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CarterFeatBackstreet member, boy band Mummy and once and future heartthrob Nick Carter has revealed plans to director zombie western Dead West for infamous mockbuster company, Asylum, this spring. 

Born from his unmade Evil Blessings (which Carter co-wrote and successfully crowdfunded, but went unproduced after the death of its director), Dead West is described as the story of  “a gang of bandits from the wild west, who try to rob a bank and soon find themselves in the fight of their lives against a town full of zombies.”

In a Noisey interview promoting this weekend’s Backstreet Boys documentary, Carter says he’ll be acting in and shooting the film this March. He explains, “It’s a zombie horror western movie. It’s a hybrid movie. I created the story, co-wrote the story with a writer, and just did our meeting last week with Asylum. They’re the same people that did Sharknado, so it’s definitely a B-movie, but with this movie it’s something I wrote from my creative brain.”

Carter ramps excitement by adding, “I’m passionate about this, and I enjoy being artistic in a sort of quirky way that’s unusual. That’s why I’m putting together the cast, there’s some names floating around like Joey Fatone from N*SYNC, or an old buddy of mine Shaquille O’Neal. Just an out of the box thing.”

Are you prepared for a Nick Carter-directed horror western with Shaq? 


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