Tom DeLonge is continuing to grow his Poet Anderson franchise with a forthcoming short film, with Tyler Posey, star of MTV’s Teen Wolf, playing the titular character.
“[The upcoming film] is a brief and modest look into the mythology of the Poet Anderson Universe,” DeLonge told The L.A. Times. “Meant to be a bit ambiguous and artistic, the plot traces the edge of a girl having recurring dreams of a boy at her school. While the dreams are romantic, fun and adventurous, a real threat exists requiring someone there at all times to protect her.”
Dylan Sprayberry, Taylor Spreitler and Samantha Logan will star alongside Posey in the as-yet-untitled film. No release date has been set yet.
DeLonge had previously directed Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, an animated short that won Best Animated Film at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. Though part of the same universe, the live-action film will follow a separate plot from Dream Walker.
The author-musician will release the first literary installment of a young adult sci-fi trilogy next month. Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares, co-written by Suzanne Young and set for release on October 6th, centers around two orphaned teenage brothers in the process of rebuilding their lives after losing their parents in a plane crash.
DeLonge has also used Angels and Airwaves’ recent releases as companion pieces to the Poet Anderson franchise. The band’s 2014 LP, The Dream Walker, accompanied the award-winning animated short while this year’s …Of Nightmares EP will serve as a companion to both the short film and novel.