There was no greater boy band rivalry than the competition between the Backstreet Boys and 'NSync. While the two parties would later bond over their shared anger from the misgivings and financial abuse from Ponzi scheme enthusiast and shared manager Lou Pearlman, today the two bands are joining in a completely unexpected way: to make a horror film.
Teaming up with the team behind the SyFy franchise Sharknado, BSB's Nick Carter will be writing and producing a 'Zombie Western' asylum film. "It's a zombie Western futuristic horror movie. My character is still being worked out right now, but I'm a good guy that's going to help save the day," Nick Carter told Rolling Stone. Already set to co-star in the movie alongside carter will be his bandmates Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean along with 'Nsync's Joey Fatone. "I'm the only *NSYNC-er as of now, but you never know. 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 '90s and 2000s," Fatone told Rolling Stone.
Tentatively titled Dead 7, the movie will expand on the Backstreet Boys' longtime obsession with zombies first expressed back in the music video for "Everybody." Nick Carter doesn't just want to stop at 'NSYNC and Backstreet Boys either but is looking to dig up much more nostalgia to fill the cast. "There's a wish list of people that I want. I want it to be musically based. I might reach out to Jordan [Knight] from the New Kids on the Block." It looks like the whole movie will be a celebrated TRL reunion. Here's hoping Nick reaches out to some of the first ladies of TRL like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera while he's at it.