Members of ‘NSync and Backstreet Boys team up with Sharknado filmmakers for zombie western film
There are some things in life that just go together well. Things like: milk and cookies; popcorn and movies; and boy bands and zombie westerns. Thankfully, the visionary filmmakers at The Asylum are well aware of that last one, as they’ll be producing the film Dead 7, a zombie western horror film written by and starring Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame.
The film, described as a post-apocalyptic drama, will follow the exploits of a “ragtag band of gunslingers” who battle against the zombie plague. Appearing in the film alongside Nick Carter will be fellow Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, and ‘NSync’s Joey Fatone. It’s unclear at this point how significant each of the former heartthrob’s roles will be.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Carter said, “My character is still being worked out right now, but I’m a good guy that’s going to help save the day.”
Joey Fatone, always the self-deprecating, good-humored individual, laughingly told Rolling Stone, “I get to be the drunk! Typecast!” While in good humor during his interview, anonymous sources tell us he was later seen crying in a hotel sauna while cradling a bottle of Cognac (All right, I made that last bit up).
If you haven’t seen any films by The Asylum, chances are you’ve heard of them. They’re responsible for the tour de force that is Sharknado, the transcendent Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, and the critical darling Nazis at the Center of the Earth. Simply put, these folks have revolutionized cinema as we know it.
Perhaps most interesting out of all this is that Nick Carter will be writing the film. He has very little filmmaking experience, but has a deep love for the genre. He’s reportedly a huge fan of horror films, and this is something he’s always wanted to do.
“He’s been a huge fan of sci-fi for years and for him to finally have one of his dreams come into fruition, I’m super, super proud of him,” McLean told Rolling Stone of Carter.
There’s no release date for the film yet, but it will likely be debuting on Syfy some time next year.