You thought boy bands were dead? More like undead! In a treaty you’re middle school self never saw coming, members of millennium pop phenoms Backstreet Boys and NSYNC are synching up for a Syfy original movie, in which their careers aren’t the only thing being resuscitated. ‘Dead 7,’ described as a post-apocalyptic zombie western is slated to be written and directed by BSB member Nick Carter (“the young one”), who will also star alongside his bandmate A.J. McLean (“the bad boy”) and former rival, Joey Fatone from NSYNC (“the one that never sings lead”).
‘Dead 7’ also stars Carter’s wife Lauren Kitt. The pair’s nuptials were captured on the 2014 reality show ‘I ♥ Nick Carter.’ (Me neither.) The movie will air on the Syfy channel and is produced by The Asylum, the minds behind the ‘Sharknado’ franchise.
The former boybanders appeared at Comic Con over the weekend to promote this venture, but I guess no one noticed as this news is just trickling out today.
At any rate there is a press release, which reads:
“’Dead 7′ is the story of a ragtag band of gunslingers who must rid a small town of a zombie plague in a post-apocalyptic West. Carter will play Jack, the reluctant hero who unites the outlaws to face the zombie menace.”
In 2011, Syfy presented another film that united two previously warring musical factions. ‘Mega Python Vs. Gateroid’ starred 80s teen warblers-turned ‘Playboy’ playmates Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. And of course pop culture phenomenon ‘Sharknado’ starred ‘90210”s fourth hunkiest male lead Ian Ziering.
But Carter is hoping to woo a boybander from the current generation, One Direction’s blond Irishman Niall Horan. Carter tweeted the following:
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) July 13, 2015
Horan is probably too busy being relevant (HIS movie made over $67 million worldwide) to appear in a movie that has a smaller budget than one of his music videos. But the real question is, isn’t it kind of shady that Nick Carter is courting Horan to play his brother… instead of his actual brother Aaron, another ’00s era pop star?
Though it isn’t clear, the title ‘Dead 7’ presumably refers to the number of lead actors. With Carter, McLean and Fatone already on board, does that mean that they still need four more? (Three if Kitt counts as one of those spots, but let’s pretend she doesn’t.) We can only hope that Howie D, Brian Littrell, Chris Kirkpatrick and Lance Bass are the remaining zombie bait. Because even if Carter is delusional enough to think he could really get a member of 1D, he can’t be stupid enough to think Justin Timberlake would so much as fart in this movie’s direction.
When will ‘Dead 7′ air? Not soon enough! Check back for updates as they emerge!
In the meantime, revisit the good ol’ days below:
Source: Entertainment Weekly