The Backstreet Boys and *NSync to Star in 'Zombie Western Futuristic Horror Movie'

Monday, 20 July 2015 - 4:09PM
Monday, 20 July 2015 - 4:09PM
The Backstreet Boys and *NSync to Star in 'Zombie Western Futuristic Horror Movie'
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This can't be real. Former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter told Rolling Stone that members of his 90's boy band, as well as their rival boy band, *NSync, will team up to produce and star in a "zombie western," whatever that means. 

In news that sounds like a really late April Fools joke, Nick Carter will write and star in a post-apocalyptic drama from the same studio that brought you Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (that part sounds real, at least), and the cast will also include fellow Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean, as well as *NSync-er Joey Fatone. (In other news, no one on the internet, myself included, knows how to spell/stylize *NSync.)

"It's a zombie Western futuristic horror movie," said Carter. "My character is still being worked out right now, but I'm a good guy that's going to help save the day." 

McLean will play a villain, while Fatone will reportedly play "the drunk." So far there's no word on any of the other members of *NSync joining the cast, but according to Fatone, never say never: "I'm the only *NSYNC-er as of now, but you never know," said Fatone. "Nick's vision is to bring some other people in that genre that have never really done a lot of film but that were in music in the nineties and 2000s."

According to the studio, the original pitch was "a big idea of pop music stars in a genre setting," and we might get to see all of our favorite 90's boy bands represented.

"There's a wish list of people that I want," said Carter. "I want it to be musically based. I might reach out to Jordan [Knight] from the New Kids on the Block." 

Luckily, it doesn't seem that anyone in this project is taking it too seriously. McLean, at least, seems to have a healthy idea of the purpose this movie would serve:

"Movies like this can turn into cult phenomenons and that's what Sharknado happened to be," said McLean. "I watched it, I'm like, 'Okay, this is ridiculous but I'm still watching it and I think it's awesome.'"

So hopefully, this film will achieve so-bad-it's-good status, like the Sharknado franchise. But if it doesn't reach those dizzying heights, at least it will give the children of the 90's a thrill:

"We've never done anything together collectively," said Fatone. "People always think [we're] some sort of rivals. But it's so funny - there's never been animosity or anything like that. Now we're setting the record straight by doing a film together."
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