The rock n’ roll supergroup Angels & Airwaves has dropped an epic new trailer for “Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker,” an animated short that is not only the brainchild of Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge, but also features music from the group’s upcoming album, “The Dream Walker.”
“Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker” chronicles a hero’s journey. Poet Anderson is a Lucid Dreamer — someone a real-time awareness of the dream state. His unique capabilities prompt him to explore a deeply fascinating, dark world, where he not only meets his guide and protector, The Dream Walker, but also his worst nightmare, a vicious monster called the Night Terror. When reality and the dream world collide, however, Poet must gather his courage and become the hero he was meant to be.
This is not the first time that DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves have ventured into filmmaking in tandem with an album release. Back in 2010 and 2011, the release of “Love” and “Love: Part Two” was accompanied by a feature film on which both DeLonge and Angels & Airwaves are credited as producers. Also titled “Love,” the film examines themes of isolation and human connection through the journey of an astronaut.
“Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker” will premiere at the Toronto International Short Film Festival next month and will be released online on December 9. A prequel series comic by Magnetic Press will follow this spring.