For the past month, I have been updating nickcarter.net with all the latest developments on Nick Carter’s movie project, Dead West. Keep an eye out on his official site for all of the exclusives and newest of news as I will be posting it there first, but I’m all about promoting the Boys’ projects wherever I can! If you haven’t been keeping up with all of the updates on Nick and his film progressions, here it goes…
1. Dead West Was Born From Evil Blessings.
In 2013, Nick launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to create a new film entitled Evil Blessings. The campaign allowed fans to have a hand in the movie coming into fruition as well as receiving perks for their donation. Since then, Nick has worked like crazy to fulfill all of the promised perks which we admire him for!
In mid 2014, tragedy struck when Evil Blessings’ director passed away unexpectedly, bringing production to a halt. Last year was also a busy one for Nick with a wedding, the Nick & Knight tour, I Heart Nick Carter, and the second leg of the In A World Like This tour with the Backstreet Boys.
When fans became unsure of the movie’s fate, Nick took to the web in October to post an update and revealed that the Evil Blessingsproject would now be going forward as a film entitled Dead West. The movie is described in subsequent interviews as, “a gang of bandits from the wild west, who try to rob a bank and soon find themselves in the fight of their lives against a town full of zombies.”
2. The Asylum Has Signed On To Produce The Movie.
Nick has revealed that he will be teaming up with the mockbuster movie company, The Asylum. If you aren’t familiar with the name, you most certainly have heard of their latest hit cult classic, Sharknado.
In an interview in January, Nick had this to say about the pairing:
“Actor, director, writer. I’m getting ready to do a deal with a movie company called Asylum, so I’m getting ready to do cool stuff on my own. It’s called Dead West. It’s a zombie horror western movie. It’s a hybrid movie. I created the story, co-wrote the story with a writer, and just did our meeting last week with Asylum. They’re the same people that did Sharknado, so it’s definitely a B-movie, but with this movie it’s something I wrote from my creative brain. Now they’re coming in, and we’re going to partner together, and we’re going to shoot the movie in March. I’m acting in it and possibly bringing in some friends of mine. It’s pretty insane, I’ll tell you, and we’re really, really excited. I’m passionate about this, and I enjoy being artistic in a sort of quirky way that’s unusual. That’s why I’m putting together the cast; there’s some names floating around like Joey Fatone from N*SYNC or an old buddy of mine Shaquille O’Neal. Just an out of the box thing.”
3. Filming Will Begin In August.
Dead West, the much anticipated horror flick that Nick Carter has co-written and will appear in, is set to start filming in August as confirmed by Nick himself via Instagram. (He also confirmed that Lauren is going to be looking HOT!)
4. Lauren, AJ, and Howie Are All Confirmed To Be In Dead West.
Nick mentioned months ago that Lauren would be a leading female in the zombie western but he also recently confirmed that Howie and AJ would be acting it in alongside him! This just keeps getting better and better. Now if we can get zombie-shooting cowboy Kevin….
5. The First Promotion For The Film Will Be At San Diego Comic Con on July 9th!
The above Instagram post was also a confirmation that Nick would be attending a panel regarding Dead West with Asylum, Howie, and AJ which is a HUGE promotional opportunity. After a week of cancelling the appearance and then reconfirming and losing Howie, Nick WILL be there! The event is the mecca for all things new in the horror, sci fi, and comic industry. With more than 130,000 people in attendance last year and being the hottest ticket in town (it’s been sold out since forever!), this is going to be a big deal for Nick’s film and we can’t wait to hear about it.
IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF nickcarter.net FANCLUB: Join me (Sara) in the forum on Thursday as I will be updating as I hear things from Comic Con. If you can’t join, I will post everything in a news post this weekend.