In conversation with NME, DeLonge describes his debut creation, titled Monsters Of California, as a “coming of age film with dick jokes” and the result of what would happen “if Spielberg went back and made an R-rated indie paranormal film.”
Due out later this year, the synopsis for Monsters Of California reads: “Teenager Dallas Edwards and his derelict friends [head out] on a quest for the meaning behind a series of mysterious, paranormal events in Southern California.”
The guitarist says that his decision to become a filmmaker, was “the beginning of the mainstream version of what I wanted to do”.
He continues, “When I started Angels [& Airwaves], I was telling people how we were going to put out books and make movies. Everyone said ‘you’re high, you’re crazy and you’re chasing aliens!’ but I’m just doing the stuff I said I was going to do.”
Although the film marks DeLonge’s directional debut, the Blink co-founder has revealed he already has the scripts ready for a further five films. He explains: “Those ones are much more ambitious. Going forward, my goal is to make big, fun, crazy and thoughtful movies.”
Listen to the full interview below: