Monday, July 27, 2015

Backstreet Boys Teams Up With 'Nsync To Make Futuristic Zombie Horror Film

Back in the 90s, these two were considered by some as the fiercest boy band rivals. But now the Backstreet Boys and 'Nsync have finally put the past behind them to team up in making a horror film with the studio who brought us the hit SyFy franchise, 'Sharknado'.

"It's a zombie Western futuristic horror movie," said Backstreet Boy Nick Carter to 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."

Carter is set to write and star in the futuristic zombie flick, working under the title of Dead 7. The film is being produced by 'The Asylum', and tells the story of a 'ragtag band of gunslingers' fighting a zombie apocalypse. Joining Carter in the film are several more pop  icons from the 90s including fellow Backstreet members Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean as well as 'Nsync's Joey Fatone.  "I get to be the drunk," said Fatone. Carter is also planning to reach out to a number of musicians to star in the movie, perhaps hoping to have them visit the filming location for a cameo or a role. "There's a wish list of people that I want," said Carter. "I want it to be musically based. I might reach out to Jordan [Knight] from the New Kids on the Block."

That being said, Justin Timberlake fans who are hoping to see him in the film shouldn't hold their breath for this one as it seems like he won't be making an appearance. "I'm the only *NSYNC-er as of now, but you never know," Fatone shared. "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. People always think [we're] 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"

According to Dead 7 producer David Latt, who is the owner of The Asylum, Carter came to them with this idea that stars pop icons 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" he said.

Although Carter has no experience in making movies, The Asylum co-founder David Rimawi believes in the Backstreet member's talent, citing Carter's love for horror movies as the basis for choosing him. For all it's worth, this movie could become a popular popcorn flick for fans of the boy bands and  the zombie genre. The filming location hasn't been announced yet, but expect to see more news about the film's premiere in the following months to come.


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