Former Blink-182 guitarist / vocalist Tom DeLonge is about to make his debut as a feature film director. Based on his Strange Times novel, DeLonge is making a movie about a group of San Diego skateboarders who decide to investigate paranormal activity around town.

When he's not emailing presidential campaign managers about UFOs, DeLonge is writing sic-fi novels. Having grown up skateboarding in San Diego and researching alien encounters increasingly throughout his life, it’s easy to see where DeLonge got the creative spark for Strange Times. The Ghost in The Girl, which was released last October, is the first of three novels in DeLonge’s Strange Times series.

“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 told The Hollywood Reporter. "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 the soundtrack for his Strange Times film adaptation, which is slated to begin production this fall.

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