Backstreet Boys and *N Sync to star as zombie-slaying cowboys in new film
As far as superstar team-ups are concerned, the upcoming collaboration between nineties boy bands The Backstreet Boys and *N Sync could be one of the most epic ones yet.
But here's the kicker — they aren't working on a song.
The Backstreet Boys and *N Sync are teaming up for a film that's a zombie/western hybrid, or as Nick Carter puts it: "A zombie Western futuristic horror movie".
The 35-year-old Backstreet Boy will pen the script for the film, tentatively called Dead 7, and play one of its protagonists.
"My character is still being worked out right now, but I'm a good guy that's going to help save the day," Carter told Rolling Stone.
And Carter has already started assembling his dream all-star cast of singers from the nineties and early 2000s by reaching out to Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean — who will star as the film's villain — as well as Joey Fatone of *N Sync.
"There's a wish list of people that I want," said Carter.
He went on to tease who else he had in mind: "I want it to be musically based. I might reach out to Jordan (Knight) from the New Kids on the Block."
Carter's idea caught the attention of The Asylum, the independent film production company behind the TV hit Sharknado. The company will produce Dead 7.
"What (Carter) came to us with was a big idea of pop music stars in a genre setting," The Asylum's co-founder David Latt told Rolling Stone.
"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."
While there is still no word as to whether Justin Timberlake will be involved in the film, fans should not rule out the possibility of the Suit and Tie singer joining Dead 7.
"I'm the only *NSYNC-er as of now, but you never know," said Fantone.