If that title made you think Wait, what? then join the club because that's a sentence I could have never predicted I would read, let alone be serious about.
According to MTV, various members of Backstreet Boys, 'NSync, O-Town, 98 Degrees and All-4-One are teaming up to make a movie. These boys-turned-men are putting their differences aside to make Syfy's film, Dead 7, a reality.
Nick Carter, who co-wrote and is currently directing the film, seems to have enlisted the help of his fellow teen crooners to act in the zombie-western. Which, honestly, sounds like something I could get into.
BSB and (one member of) 'NSync working together after all this time? Sounds pretty crazy to me.
The cast includes three Backstreet Boys members (Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, and A.J. McLean), 'NSync's Joey Fatone, three fellas from O-Town (Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick and Erik-Michael Estrada), Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees, and Delious Kennedy from All-4-One, alongside Carrie Kegan and Matt Mhoon.
Last month, Rolling Stone reported the film focuses on “a ’ragtag band of gunslingers fighting a zombie plague."
David Latt, of The Asylum production company talked about Nick Carter's idea behind the direction of Dead 7:
What [Carter] came to us with was a big idea of pop music stars in a genre setting. A lot of the platforms, distributors and companies we work with responded to that immediately and we knew we had something we should move forward with.
Nick Carter told Rolling Stone that, "It's a zombie-western futuristic horror movie," and that "[his] character is still being worked out right now, but I'm a good guy that's going to help save the day."
Other photos from the set have been circulating on their social media accounts that give us a glimpse into what these former chart-topping rivals are up to now that their bands have...disbanded.
From the looks of things, A.J. McLean - who is playing the movie's villain- is having some fun on set with his costume and makeup:
He told Rolling Stone:
Movies like this can turn into cult phenomenons and that's what Sharknado happened to be. I watched it, I'm like, 'Okay, this is ridiculous but I'm still watching it and I think it's awesome.'
Also, if his caption on this Instagram post is any indication, he seems to be really getting into character!
Joey Fatone, the only member from 'NSync involved in the project, wants audiences to see this first collaboration together as a means of clearing up any confusion regarding the relationship between the two groups:
We've never done anything together collectively. 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.
Finally! BSB and 'NSync together at last!
Dead 7 is set to release on Syfy some time in 2016.