Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge is getting into filmmaking, and he’s already set up a directing gig for his first feature film.

It’s called Strange Times, and it’s a sci-fi film 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.”

Sounds like it could be a fun movie! It definitely seems like a story we’d enjoy watching. Judging from the title and brief plot summary, it sounds like it may have found its inspiration from the Netflix series Stranger Things, but it’s based on an existing franchise created by DeLonge, which includes a graphic novel, a YA book trilogy, and a fringe website.

DeLonge co-wrote the script for the film with Ben Kull. They both collaborated on an animated short film called “Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker,” which you can watch the trailer for below. It actually looks really good! When talking about his inspiration behind Strange Times, DeLonge said:

“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. 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 also record new and original music for the film, which is scheduled to start production in the fall.

Via GeekTyrant