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What a twist! Blink-182 pitched M. Night Shyamalan to direct a music video

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How’s this for a twist: Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge reunited with his ex-band mate Mark Hoppus on the latter’s Apple Music Hits show After School Radio. Oh, and they also revealed that M. Night Shyamalan nearly directed a Blink video.

As the pair explains it, the Blink members having lunch while on tour in Japan when they noticed the Sixth Sense director sitting at the table next to them. That’s when DeLonge decided to approach Shyamalan with an idea.

“The dude’s having lunch on a promo tour of his movie in Japan and you just walk up and you’re like, ‘Hey, my name’s Tom DeLonge. I play in a band called Blink 182. We’re a big fan of yours. Would you ever direct a Blink video?'” Hoppus recalls. “And within half an hour, we’re all sitting together and he’s coming up with ideas for a Blink video. And I mean, he did come up with a whole treatment and everything.”

Hoppus doesn’t share exactly why the collaboration didn’t come to fruition, but it seems like Shyamalan’s treatment may have been a bit on the expensive side.

“It was going to cost, whatever it was, $20 million,” Hoppus says.

Also during the conversation, Hoppus and DeLonge speak about their favorite Blink albums and songs, and DeLonge discusses his upcoming Angels & Airwaves album and, of course, his UFO research.

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