SyFy has been trying to replicate the viral success of Sharknado — first with a sequel, which was only half as fun (as most sequels are) and now, it looks like they’re going in a different direction with a movie that’s bound to grab some hashtags, regardless of how woefully entertaining it is or isn’t. Members of both the Backstreet Boys and ‘Nsync are teaming up with dreck-making factory The Asylum — who are also responsible for the Sharknado films — to create a “zombie Western futuristic horror movie” tentatively called Dead 7.
Rolling Stone reports that Nick Carter will write and star in the film, and he’ll be joined by his bandmates Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean, ‘NSync’s Joey Fatone, and Carter’s wife, Lauren Kitt. The cast may also see some further additions: “There’s a wish list of people that I want,” Carter told Rolling Stone. “I want it to be musically based. I might reach out to Jordan [Knight] from New Kids On The Block.”
The film is also notable because it’s the first time the two reigning ’90s/early ’00s boy bands are working with each other: “We’ve never done anything together collectively,” Fatone said.. “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.”
Sounds terrific/horrible! Excited/terrified to watch!