Angel’s and Airwave’s frontman Tom DeLonge (formerly of Blink-182 notoriety) has decided to take his sweeping emotional sensibility to film as producer and scorer of a film with the Google-proof title of Love. Love follows an astronaut named Lee Miller who, while on a solo mission, has to fight to maintain his sanity and save his own life.
Based on that description alone, it’s small wonder that the film is drawing comparisons to Moon, Solaris, and the benchmark fo the genre, 2001. While any cross-disciplanary dalliances by musicians into the film world are cause for skepticism, it appears that Love has a pretty compelling story to tell. The Angels and Airwaves score feels appropriate, and the fact that many of these sets were constructed in director William Eubank’s backyard, makes the undertaking all the more impressive.
It premieres shortly at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and currently has no distributors. Based on the trailer and DeLonge’s involvement, expect that latter circumstance to change pretty soon. All this from a guy who, not so long ago, instructed us to “Take off our pants and jacket.” Welcome to adulthood, Tom. (/Film)