Ex Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge to direct film about UFOs and skateboarding

It will be called ‘Strange Times’

When: Jun 20, 2016
The story: When frontman DeLonge left Blink in 2015, he initially cited an inability “to commit” to the group. A year later, DeLonge suggested that actually, it was his desire to investigate UFOs and little green men that forced him to leave. “Dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path. But I can’t do everything. I can’t tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I’m setting out to do.”
What happened next: He backtracked slightly, claiming that it didn’t result in him leaving the band, but insisted that he was working with the US government on tracking down UFOs.

Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge will direct a sci-fi that combines skateboarding and UFOs.

According to The Hollywood ReporterDeLonge will direct Strange Times, a movie based on his graphic novel franchise. The plot focuses 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.” Production will begin in the autumn.

“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,” DeLonge says.

He adds: “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.”

DeLonge’s band Angels & Airwaves will record original music for the film.

Last year, emails leaked via Wikileaks showed DeLonge had been in conversation with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta on the matter of UFOs. The musician interviewed Podesta last year for a potential documentary. DeLonge later said he believed the leak would help him prove that UFOs are real.

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