In what is perhaps the greatest news out of this year's Comic Con: Members of the Backstreet Boys will be teaming up with 'N Sync to appear in a zombie film. Dead 7 (like S Club 7, only dead) was written by the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, who will also direct it. It will be produced by the Asylum, the studio that produced Sharknado and Sharknado 2.
It's almost too good to be true. Soon, the backstreets will run red with boy band blood.
The plot: "Dead 7 is the story of a ragtag band of gunslingers who must rid a small town of a zombie plague in a post-apocalyptic West," an Asylum press release reads, according to Entertainment Weekly. "Carter will play Jack, the reluctant hero who unites the outlaws to face the zombie menace."
He'll face off against the zombie menace alongside 'N Sync's Joey Fatone, with the Backstreet Boy's A.J. McLean playing a villain's apprentice. Both were present with Carter at Comic Con to announce the film. "I wanted my friends in the film with me," Carter told E! Online. "What is more fun than riding horses and being zombies shooting things? Even as a kid I loved horror films, this was always something I wanted to do."
The news that the members of 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys have been friends for years may not sit well with those still living out '90s boy band rivalries. But watching them battle a zombie onslaught should make all that irrelevant. There's nothing like a zombie menace to bring enemies together.
But it gets better. Carter has been mum about details of the film, which he's been crafting for the past five years, according to E! Online. But he has been putting his casting choices right out in the open. Carter has been using Twitter to try to get in the project. He's already reached out to One Direction's Niall Horan, whom Carter wants to play his younger brother, along with Mel B, Paul McCartney and almighty Sisqo.
Carter also claims he'd like to cast former Disney star (and ex-girlfriend of his younger brother Aaron Carter) Hilary Duff as one of the film's main love interests. Nineties pop is a hilariously small world. And watching them all get eaten alive by mindless, undead hordes will truly be an experience to cherish forever.