Backstreet Boys and *NSync are the boy bands of the yesteryear, but there’s no denying that they are also some of the biggest boy bands in pop culture history. The rivalry between the competing boy bands was so intense that the idea of them working together seems baffling and impossible.
Now, it seems like the rivalry days are over as the world’s greatest pop collision is finally about to happen.
According to Rolling Stone, the boy band icons have officially put their competition aside to make a low-budget horror movie together about a zombie plague.
Both bands are slated to work side by side with Asylum, the studio behind the hit SyFy film series, “Sharknado”. Tentatively titled “Dead 7”, the movie will see both bands teaming up to fight zombies. As if this whole thing isn’t enough to render us speechless, Rolling Stone reported that one of the Backstreet Boys members is going to write this “futuristic zombie western” movie.
Which member, you ask?
This fine lad over here:
“It’s a zombie Western futuristic horror movie,” Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter told Rolling Stone. “My character is still being worked out right now, but I’m a good guy that’s going to help save the day.”
According to Carter, the movie will centre on a “ragtag band of gunslingers” fighting a zombie plague. He will be joined by *NSync’s Joey Fatone and fellow BSB singers Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean. The film is still in development as Carter said that he’s looking to feature more musicians.
“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,” Carter revealed.
Regarding his role in the movie, Fatone said, “I get to be the drunk…Typecast!”
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.
McLean is reportedly going to play a villain in Carter’s film.
Regarding the decision to make this movie with Carter, he explained:
Movies like this can turn into cult phenomenons and that’s what Sharknado happened to be. I watched it, I’m like, “Okay, this is ridiculous but I’m still watching it and I think it’s awesome.”
Fatone also agreed and said, “It’s popular because I think people love an outlet and love that kind of hokey-ness but it’s fun.”
Carter recently made his San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) debut to promote this upcoming horror film.
According to McLean, Carter, who collaborated with Stan Lee for a comic book series in 2000, has been “a huge fan of sci-fi for years”. He added, “…for him to finally have one of his dreams come into fruition, I’m super, super proud of him.”
Lauren Kitt, Carter’s wife of 15 months who will also appear in the movie, revealed that they’d sometimes go LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park.
Carter may be a newcomer to the movie-making industry, but The Asylum co-founder David Rimawi had no concerns regarding the project. He explained, “He’s a giant horror movie fan and very talented individual.” The Asylum’s David Latt, who will produce “Dead 7”, also said:
What (Carter) came to us with was a big idea of pop music stars in a genre setting. 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.
It is unclear who else would join the cast and former ‘NSync frontman Justin Timberlake has yet to sign on for the project.
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