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90s Boy Bands vs. Zombies: Dead 7 Coming April 1

It's larger than life. And comin' right at ya.

By Bryan Enk

We had you at "Boy Band Zombie Western," didn't we? And no, even though it's indeed airing on Syfy on April 1, Dead 7 isn't an April Fool's joke.

If you remember, last summer we announced that The Asylum, the beautiful maniacs behind Z Nation and Sharknado, we're getting behind a post-apocalyptic tale of the rootin' tootin' undead that also served as something of a reunion project for at least a few members of the Backstreet Boys ... and also served as something of a creative truce between that boy band and its longtime rival, NSYNC, as Joey Fantone would also be in the cast.

Well, Dead 7 is indeed happening, penned by and starring Nick Carter, who's joined by fellow BSBers A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough. The gonzo tale follows Jack (Carter), a self-styled Man With No Name who teams up with a motley crew of renegades (including Fantone, Dorough, 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons and O-Town's Erik-Michael Estrada) to take down Apocalypta (MADtv's Debra Wilson), a villainess who, along with her right-hand man Johnny Vermillion (McLean), uses the undead to wreck havoc on a small town.

As with all Asylum outings, expect the tone to be earnest to the point of absurdity.

Nick Carter began writing the Dead 7 script over eight years ago. "It takes a long time, especially when you have no credibility whatsoever and you've got to figure it all out yourself," he admitted. Things took a turn for the better (and the undeader) when he launched a campaign on Indiegogo and received $156,214 in funding.

The fruits of Carter's labor will be unveiled on April 1. Watch a trailer below: