Tom Delonge’s upcoming feature film could be considered somewhat of a non-fictional narrative, as we are indeed living in some strange times.
Announced late last week, Blink 182’s former guitarist and co-founder will be making his feature film directorial debut for the sci-fi adventure film, appropriately titled, Strange Times. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will consist of two of the forty-one year old guitarist’s favorite pastimes, skateboarding and science fiction. Sticking close to the sci-fi/adventure formula perfected by Stranger Things in 2016, Strange Times will follow a 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 never have imagined. Quite “The Adventure” indeed.
In addition to coming on as the film’s director, DeLonge, who also co-wrote the script, will also be co-producing the project, as his own multimedia production company, To The Stars, have teamed up production companies The Cartel and Strike Entertainment to help bring DeLonge’s cinematic vision to life. The movie will also feature new, original music written and recorded by DeLonge’s other band, Angels & Airwaves.
Strange Times was initially launched back in 2011 as a fringe news site reporting on unexplained phenomena around the world. After all, aliens do exist, right? The website eventually grew into more of a brand, which included merchandise and a graphic novel. Last fall even saw the release of of Strange Times: The Ghost in the Girl, the first in a planned trilogy of young adult sci-fi novels co-written by DeLonge alongside award-winning author Geoff Herbach.
“I grew up in Southern California as a disaffected young skateboarder who broke the occasional law or five,” DeLonge said in an statement to go along with the announcement. “And I was always dreaming about the world around me, obsessively looking for the more unusual and imaginative experiences that life has to offer. 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 opportunity to make this film with Stan and Russell, who are both creative forces and kindred spirits, is a dream come true.“
A release date for Strange Times has not been announced as of yet. In 2016 DeLonge also starred in an autobiographical documentary produced by AT&T and popular guitar brand Ernie Ball titled, The Pursuit of Tone. The trailer for the documentary can be watched in the video below.