Deadline announced today that Blink-182 singer, Tom DeLonge, will be making his feature film directorial debut with Monsters of California. Producing alongside DeLonge, will be Stan Spry and Eric Woods of The Cartel, the team behind Creepshow. Back in 2014, DeLonge’s Poet Anderson won for Best Animated Short at the Toronto Film Festival, however, this is the musician’s first time at the helm of a feature.
Monsters of California is described as “a coming of age adventure with a science fiction twist that follows teenager Dallas Edwards and his derelict friends on a quest for the meaning behind a series of mysterious, paranormal events in Southern California. The truths they uncover begin to unravel extraordinary secrets held tightly within the deepest levels of the Government.” Given DeLonge’s well-known fascination with UFOs, the storyline is one he’s well acquainted with. DeLonge told Deadline, “It represents all aspects of my strange existence, including growing up in San Diego suburbia as a disaffected teenage skateboarder… this story is layered with my obsession with the tightly blurred lines between science and science fiction.”
Production is already underway with a cast that includes Richard Kind stars, Casper Van Dien, Arianne Zucker, Gabrielle Haugh, and Camille Kostek. While there is no scheduled release date, we do now that DeLonge is also set to score the film.