by Josh Grossberg
Jul 19, 2000, 3:30 PM PT
Backstreet Boys may sing "Larger than Life," but come this fall, their
rivals in 'N Sync plan on actually being
larger than life. And how.
Syncers are planning to release a big, big-screen Imax concert movie.
Tuesday during a performance at Detroit's Pontiac Silverdome, the aptly titled 'N
Sync: Bigger than Live will give fans an up-close look at Justin, JC, Lance,
Joey and Chris strutting their stuff on stage.
the first big-screen concert since The Rolling Stones--Live at the Max
rocked the large-format screen back in 1990, is scheduled to hit theaters
in October. The Los Angeles-based Really Big Film Corp., a company which deals
in large-format films, is producing and distributing the movie.
Than Live is not to
be confused with the popsters' other movie project , currently 'N development,
which the group announced at this year's Cannes Film Festival Although details
are scarce, the quintet apparently will star, cowrite and coproduce the
feature-length film. However, unlike other rock movies (see: Spice
World), the guys will be playing characters other than their superstar
selves. The project is slated to go before cameras next year.
meantime, the boys are continuing with their monster sold-out tour in support of
their chart-topping, platinum-selling No Strings Attached