Here’s how Tom DeLonge’s time in blink-182 influenced his new sci-fi film
Now, DeLonge has opened up on what fans can expect to see in the upcoming film including some blink-182 era throwbacks.
DeLonge dedicates a lot of his time to discovering evidence of unidentified aerial phenomena with To The Stars Academy. Now, he is taking his passion and research to the next level for a feature film.
We learned earlier this week that Monsters Of California is based on a script written by the Angels & Airwaves frontman and Ian Miller. Monsters Of California is reportedly a coming of age adventure with a sci-fi twist.
The film follows teenager Dallas Edwards (Jack Samson) and his friends who are on a quest to find the meaning behind a series of paranormal events in Southern California. During their journey, they begin to uncover secrets and truths about paranormal activity that lead back to the deepest levels of the American Government.
Alongside Samson, Mad About You and Curb Your Enthusiasm actor Richard Kind is set to star in the film. As well, Casper Van Dien, Arianne Zucker, Gabrielle Haugh and Camille Kostek are also starring in Monsters Of California.
Now, DeLonge has revealed just what fans can expect to see in the film. He shares that Monsters Of California will, of course, include plenty of UFOs. However, the feature film also has elements of skateboarding culture as well as a few hidden secrets.
DeLonge also seems to be taking some inspiration from his time in blink-182 for his new film. He says that Monsters Of California will have a lot of "blink-era dick jokes" in it that are so funny, he was in tears.
"PRODUCTION HAS STARTED... been a bit busy, ha. Hope you like blink-era dick jokes, skateboarding culture, UFOs and a few sekrets thrown in. :) I actually laughed so hard yesterday, I had tears. I really think you’re all going to love this film."
The project is being produced by Creepshow producer The Cartel with Striker Entertainment. The latter is in association with To The Stars Inc., a division of To The Stars Academy.
It seems as though DeLonge's research with To The Stars Academy has also inspired Monsters Of California. The company has helped uncover various evidence of unidentified aerial phenomenons over the years. TTSA released three videos in December 2017 and March 2018. Both videos showed objects in the sky that reportedly dated back to the mid-2000s.
A year later in 2019, the U.S. Navy acknowledged these videos and considered the “phenomena contained/depicted in those videos as unidentified.” This all eventually led to the To The Stars Academy’s partnership with the U.S. Army. Then, in April 2020, the Pentagon officially released three videos featuring alleged evidence of UFOs.