Backstreet Boys And ‘NSync To Team Up for “Zombie Western” Movie

For reasons I can hardly begin to imagine, members of the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync are getting together to star in a “Zombie Western” movie, written by Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and produced by Asylum, the company that brought us “Sharknado.”

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Starring in the movie, tentatively titled “Dead 7,” will be Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync’s Joey Fatone, and almost definitely not Justin Timberlake. Other late ’90s stars are expected to join them, and I’m kind of hoping that one of them will be Mandy Moore — because let me just say, she was really good in Saved! [Also, her album of cover songs is kind of awesome. — Amelia]

Discussing the project, Joey Fatone told Rolling Stone, “I get to be the drunk — typecast!,” and then, we imagine, cried softly into his beer whilst moaning “Wooooooo! MTV SPRING BREAK! DAYTONA BEACH! 1998!”

I am not mad at any of this, despite never having been a boy band person. While the fellas are probably still a little young for the Grand Dame Guignol, I find this move appealingly reminiscent of the later careers of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Shelley Winters — and I cannot help but be into that. Also, zombies are pretty great always.

Another really important detail in Rolling Stone’s article on the movie is apparently, Nick Carter and his wife regularly go LARPing (Live Action Roleplaying) in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. So, if you happen to live in LA, you should definitely go check that out. I do not know if you have ever seen people LARPing, but I have, and it sometimes involves capes and is totally a thing you should see if you have the chance.

[Rolling Stone]