Former Blink-182 singer and guitarist is set to make his directorial debut in a sci-fi feature film, Monsters of California.
The role is perfect for DeLonge, who has made his fascination for UFOs pretty clear, and even started his own UFO hunting company.
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge is directing a sci-fi movie starring Richard Kind and Casper Van Dien https://t.co/RdexBzO2VP
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According to Deadline, Monsters of California is set to be a coming-of-age film from an original script DeLonge wrote with Ian Miller. DeLonge is also set to write and perform the film’s score.
The film, which will star Richard Kind, Casper Van Dien, Arianne Zucker, and Camille Kostek, will be a coming-of-age adventure that follows teenager Dallas Edwards (Jack Samson) and his friends who are hunting for the meaning behind s series of paranormal events in California.
“I have been playing this story in my dreams for decades,” DeLonge explains. “It represents all aspects of my strange existence, including growing up in San Diego suburbia as a disaffected teenage skateboarded. I had a tight tribe of friends who never missed an opportunity to piss people off and made me laugh so hard I would cry. The camaraderie, curiosity, angst and irreverence is everything that lead me to Blink-182 and this story is layered with my obsession with the tightly blurred lines between science and science fiction.”