Backstreet Boys And NSYNC Are Teaming Up For A ‘Sharknado’ Style Zombie Western And Here’s My Reaction In GIFs

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News began circulating that the members of Backstreet Boys and NSYNC are going to join forces on a movie for a Sharknado-style post-apocalyptic zombie western titled Dead 7, trying to take advantage of the golden age of campy action-thriller movies we’re currently living in. With the teaser for Sharknado 3 hitting the web last week, and only 8 days until Sharknado 3 debuts on the SyFy network (July 22nd premiere), now seemed like the perfect time for the members of the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC to announce their joint project.

The website EW was first to report, and the TODAY Show picked up the news shortly thereafter. In just a second I’m going to share quite a few GIFs with you on just what I think this post-apocalyptic zombie western should look like given the band’s previous music videos, but first let’s take a look at what we know so far regarding the upcoming film project:

Boy band aficionados need no longer choose their favorite child: Backstreet Boys and NSYNC are teaming up to star in a Syfy channel movie called Dead 7.
The film will be written and directed by BSB’s Nick Carter, who will also star alongside wife Lauren Kitt. Bandmate AJ McLean will join him, as will NSYNC’s Joey Fatone.
And if Carter had his way, One Direction’s resident Irishman and bottle blond, Niall Horan, would play his brother!
Pop music’s newest supergroup promoted the movie — a Western — at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend and the film will be produced by The Asylum, the same studio that brought you Sharknado.
“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,” reads an Asylum press release. “Carter will play Jack, the reluctant hero who unites the outlaws to face the zombie menace.”

So we know the basic gist of what to expect from Dead 7, a Sharknado-style film styled as a post-apocalyptic zombie western…because why not throw every goddamn genre imaginable into one film if it’s going to be released on the SyFy Channel? As for what it’s going to look like, here are some old GIFs from these bands I think would make for good storyboard material regarding script ideation. But instead of GIFs just telling the story of the film I thought I’d share my first-person experience of hearing about Dead 7, my reaction, and my ideas on where the film should go:

When I first heard that Backstreet Boys were teaming up with NSYNC for a TV movie:

When NSYNC reached out to Justin Timberlake to Be in ‘Dead 7’

The real reason Backstreet Boys reached out to One Direction’s Niall Horan to be in the film

Millennials worldwide trying to not get too excited over the news of ‘Dead 7’

Live look at the bands filming the trailer for ‘Dead 7’

How I expect the boy bands will defeat the post-apocalyptic western zombies in ‘Dead 7’: a dance off

Opening sequence of the zombie outbreak in the desert starts with this

The ‘Alpha Zombie’ in the film, the one who rules all the other zombies in the west

The boys react to their very first zombie encounter

When asked why two competing boy bands decided to team up for this SyFy Channel film

When asked what constitutes a ‘post-apocalyptic zombie western’ wardrobe the band responds with:

When Justine Beaver finds out he’s not invited to participate in the ‘Film of the Century’

When the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC told O-Town And Boyz II Men they weren’t invited

When the boys all find out that zombies can’t swim…

Live look at the bands trying to film this movie themselves

All I’m really looking for the crew to do with this film…

The premiere date we’re all expecting for 2016:


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