Tom DeLonge Set to Direct Sci-Fi Feature 'Strange Times' (Exclusive)
Tom DeLonge is in for some Strange Times.
The Blink-182 founder is set to direct a sci-fi feature that centers on a rebellious group of San Diego skateboarders who take it upon themselves to investigate extreme paranormal activity around town, only to embark on an adventure that they could have never imagined.
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It is based on DeLonge's Strange Times franchise, which includes fringe website, a graphic novel and sci-fi YA trilogy that DeLonge is co-writting with author Geoff Herbach, with Simon & Schuster having released the first book, Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl, last October.
DeLonge co-wrote the script with Ben Kull. The duo worked together on the 2014 animated short film Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker.
“I grew up in Southern California as a disaffected young skateboarder who broke the occasional law or five, and I was always dreaming about the world around me, obsessively looking for the more unusual and imaginative experiences that life has to offer," said DeLonge.
He added: "That’s the inspiration behind Strange Times, which is about the tribe of broken youth and the restless spirit that inspired me to form Blink-182 and seek out adventure."
The musician will also produce under his multimedia company, To the Stars. Stan Spry and Eric Woods from management-production company The Cartel and Russell Binder from Striker Entertainment are also set to produce.
DeLonge's band, Angels & Airwaves, will record new, original music for the film, which is slated to begin production in the fall.
DeLonge is repped by APA and Jackoway Tyerman.
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