Backstreet Boys and NSYNC Members Team Up for a Zombie Movie
Backstreet Boys vs. NSYNC may have been the biggest debate of the 90's, and even today, fans will go to bat for the better boy band (ahem, BSB). Constantly being compared to one another, members of each band have decided to come together for Nick Carter's newest vision, a zombie apocalypse movie titled Dead 7.
Joey Fatone of NSYNC, who has had previous acting experience in On the Line and My Big Fat Greek Wedding as well as BSB's bad boy AJ Mclean will star alongside one another in Carter's newest Syfy channel venture. The Backstreet Boys recently took to the big screen for their documentary, Show 'Em What You're Made Of, where they detailed their quick shot to fame, individual successes and roadblocks as well as their undying passion to continue entertaining after all these years. Nsync quickly reunited on Saturday Night Live! in February of 2015 alongside a star-studded cast for the timeless show's 40th anniversary.
"Think about it," Nick said, notes People. "Boy-banders, people from the late '90s, people who you love, fighting zombies in a post-apocalyptic world. Pretty crazy, right?"
The unlikely trio promoted the western science fiction film at San Diego's Comic-Con. Directing, writing and starring in the film, 35-year-old Carter has joined forced with The Asylum, the production company responsible for Sharknado.
Carter will portray a hero alongside his wife Lauren Kitt and 38-year-old Fatone while 37-year-old McLean takes the reigns of an apprentice to the film's main villain. The boy band counterparts explained that the movie isn't a result of patching things up and ending a long-time rivalry--instead, they insisted that bad blood never even existed between them.
"We shared the same management, same label ... but they would always kinda keep us away, apart, but there was actually no legitimate reason," Fatone told BuzzFeed.
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) July 13, 2015
According to Entertainment Weekly, Carter has been pulling out all the stops to get One Direction's blonde Irishman, Niall Horan, to play his younger brother.
"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," reads an Asylum press release. "Carter will play Jack, the reluctant hero who unites the outlaws to face the zombie menace."
If Horan agrees, this could be the biggest boy band movie...ever. He may be wrapped up touring with Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Horan and Louis Tomlinson as well as a jam-packed recording schedule but boy band aficionados can still dream.