Well, not quite.
Studio behind Sharknado will produce the film, written by Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, and starring two more Backstreet Boys and Joey Fatone from *N Sync
The bands are partnering with the Asylum, the studio behind the hit SyFy franchise Sharknado, to make what Backstreet member Nick Carter described to Rolling Stone as “a zombie western futuristic horror movie”. Carter said he’s slated to play the “good guy that’s going to help save the day”, and will also write the project, tentatively titled Dead 7.
Fellow Backstreet members Howie Dorough and AJ McLean have agreed to star.
So…three fifths of the Backstreet Boys and one member of N’Sync (remembered for not really mastering the synchronised moves sufficiently AND being replaced by some random person in one of their videos) are making a movie together.
with McLean playing the film’s main villain.
Now that makes some sense.
Carter told Rolling Stone that he hopes to cast other musicians in key roles, including Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block.
Oh dear. I still haven’t recovered from their Nick
el & Knight collab…
The film is the first project to bring Backstreet and *N Sync together. “We’ve never done anything together collectively,” Fatone told Rolling Stone. “People always think [we’re] some sort of rivals. But it’s so funny – there’s never been animosity or anything like that.”
Just admit that you need the money, Joey. It’s okay. I would also sign up to do this movie for money. It would literally be the only reason why I would willingly feature in it.
Dead 7 marks Carter’s first project as a screenwriter.
And hopefully the last, because his last script was called Evil Blessings and somehow, Dead 7 sounds even worse than that did.
I’ll probably watch it when it’s released though, because I have a weak spot for Nick Carter
and mocking things relentlessly.
Quotes lifted from this article: Backstreet Boys and *N Sync members saddle up for zombie western