Tom DeLonge continues to channel his fascination with UFOs in interesting ways, most recently in an adaptation he did secretion machines Science fiction novels adapted into a television series.
Deadline reports that Legendary Television has acquired the rights to the novels written by DeLonge and AJ Hartley with the intention of turning them into a new series. DeLonge will also serve as executive producer on the series.
That secretion machines The story spans two books, Sekret Machines: Chasing Shadows and Sekret Machines: A Fire Within. In the books, the lives of a US Air Force pilot, a British heiress, a New York journalist and a former World War II prisoner of war intersect as they uncover details of a global cover-up of UFO technology being used to launch an unstoppable… to create next generation aircraft. The novels were based on actual events and were written with the guidance of US government officials.
“secretion machines is a non-stop, action-packed conspiracy thriller and we are thrilled to be working with Dan and Tom to bring this story to television audiences,” said Jennifer Breslow, EVP, Television & Digital Media at Legendary Television. “The novels are inspired by real events, giving them a level of authenticity that will spark conversation and make us question everything we know.”
DeLonge, who was dating Blink-182 when he recorded the song “Aliens Exist,” has continued to expand his fascination with UFOs in recent years by creating his academy, To The Stars, and spending time researching them dedicated to UFOs. The Academy famously released a trio of videos in 2017, 2018 and 2019 that the US Navy officially recognized and categorized “the phenomena contained/depicted in all three clips” as “unidentified” rather than attempting to identify the objects as drones or Classify weather balloons. etc. All three videos were later officially released by the Navy, stating that they were “original, unaltered and not computer generated or man-made”.
Regarding the forthcoming TV adaptation of his books, DeLonge said, “My book franchise, secretion machines, is the culmination of everything I have learned and continue to learn about the realities of US government interactions with UFOs and related matters. I am honored at the prospect of a sublime, exciting commercial adaptation and excited to work with someone as experienced and talented as Dan Farah, who produced Ernest Cline’s blockbuster adaptation Ready player oneand Legendary Entertainment, who produced the recent blockbuster adaptation of dune. Two of my favorite modern sci-fi classics.”
“Tom and AJ’s secretion machines Books deliver a highly original, gripping, epic, and sprawling thriller centered around the long-standing global mystery of UFOs, a subject that has fascinated me since I saw it close encounters as a kid,” said co-executive producer Dan Farah. “I couldn’t put the books down and I can’t wait to bring the story to the big screen.”
DeLonge’s ventures into visual media aren’t just limited to this new TV series adaptation. He recently got behind the camera working on his directorial debut for the coming-of-age film Monsters of California. The film revolves around a Californian teenager and his “outsider friends” as they try to uncover the answers to a series of mysterious paranormal events happening in their Southern California surroundings. A trailer for the film was released last month.
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