If you like former pop sensations leading humanities last charge against zombies, well, you can have it that way…
It was announced in July 2015 at San Diego Comic Con that Nick Carter would be co-writing and starring in a new zombie flick called Dead 7. At the time, the film was currently in pre-production with Carter trying to lasso The Asylum into backing the project and rumored casting choices abounding. Well, I can confirm that The Asylum did back this film and principal photography wrapped two weeks ago! That was quick.
Dead 7 is directed by Danny Roew, who previously directed seasons of reality series “Big Brother.” The film was executive produced by David Rimawi of Supercroc and Mega Python vs. Gatoroid fame. The film, due to premiere on SyFy Channel in Summer 2016, follows post-apocalyptic America, specially in the West, as a group of gunslingers look to rid a small town of the zombie plague.
If you’re a boy band fanatic, here’s the boys you can look forward to seeing in Dead 7: Nick Carter, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough of Backstreet Boys; Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick of N’Sync; Erik-Michael Estrada, Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick and Dan Miller of O-Town; and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees.
The film will also feature singers Art Alexakis (Everclear), Seth Binzer (Crazy Town), Gerardo Mejía (singer: Rico Suave), Jon Secada (singer: Just Another Day), Frenchie Davis (“American Idol” & “The Voice”) and actress Debra Wilson (“MADTV”). The female lead, originally written Hilary Duff, was knabbed by Carrie Keagan of “Up Close With Carrie Keagan.”