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By Erin Clements

Onetime rivals Backstreet Boys and 'NSYNC are joining forces for an unlikely cause.

Members of both boy bands will star in "Dead 7," an upcoming movie from the producers of "Sharknado" that will see Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough and Joey Fatone saying "Bye Bye Bye" to zombie villains.

The Asylum, the production company behind the film, confirmed the news to TODAY.com via a press release Monday, after the project was announced at Comic-Con this weekend.

"I’m so excited to have finally found the perfect partner to make my dream of producing, writing and acting in a movie come true," Carter, who'll helm the flick, said in the statement. "Now we are set to make a unique, badass movie full of surprises and action sure to make heads turn. It’s going to be epic.”

The movie is described as "the story of a ragtag band of gunslingers who must rid a small town of a zombie plague in a post-apocalyptic West." Carter's character, Jack, is "the reluctant hero who unites the outlaws to face the zombie menace."

The Asylum partner David Rimawi added, “Continuing in the tradition of the 'Sharknado' franchise, we are thrilled at the opportunity to once again set pop culture within an action-packed, genre landscape."

While other casting information remains scarce, Carter has already taken to Twitter to ask another fellow boy-bander — One Direction's Niall Horan — to play his brother.

Unfortunately '90s pop fans will have to wait an entire year for the sure-to-be campy fun, which is set for release in summer 2016.