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A Blink-182 movie?

Dec. 8, 2009by:

It all started with a young man getting expelled from school.

Well, the story of 90's pop punk comedians, Blink-182 does. Little known filmmaker Brandon Flores is ready to re-open the door to what was one of my favorite bands when I was 13.

After seeing LORDS OF DOGTOWN, Flores was inspired to write a movie about the original trio which included: Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Scott Raynor. Flores talks about his Blink love, "I saw that movie and I thought, 'The guys in Blink deserve a movie like that about them'. They have an awesome life, and they're one of my favorite bands. So the idea got in my head, and over the summer — right around the time of the Blink reunion tour — my friends and I started writing a script about their early days." The movie is entitled, you guessed it, BLINK, and covers the early years before drummer Travis Barker came into our lives with his mohawk and Cadillac emblem tattoos. It will involve the beginnings of the band, their struggles, hijinks, and how they quickly gained a fanbase. The film ends with Scott Reynor's exit from the band, and Hoppus meeting Barker who was then playing for The Aquabats.

The biggest part is the band have not given their consent to this, even though Flores is going ahead with it. The director has been trying to contact them and their management to no avail, "We've been trying to get in touch with their management, or even the guys in Blink, because we'd like to use their songs in the movie. "Or maybe we could even get the guys to do a cameo in the film." Flores has been casting via Craigslist and when a link was posted on absolutepunk.net, the news spread like wildfire.

MTV contacted Mark Hoppus about the film, who apparently had no clue, "No, I didn't know anything about the movie. I wonder how it pays? Should I try out for the part of Tom?" Obviously, the band is still sort of around and it's rather funny that someone would want to make a movie about them. While it might be interesting, it makes me feel old that someone already wants to make a movie about it. Well, I guess this is growing up.

Extra Tidbit: Blink-182 have had some memorable videos. This happens to be my favorite.
Source: MTV

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7:32PM on 12/09/2009
Oh great we get a movie about three that started their career being 3rd degree sellouts.....I can think of about a million bands that deserve a bio pic before lame ass Blink 182
Oh great we get a movie about three that started their career being 3rd degree sellouts.....I can think of about a million bands that deserve a bio pic before lame ass Blink 182
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1:30PM on 12/09/2009

hmm...

An Aquabats movie would be so much, much more entertaining.

...I'm just saying.
An Aquabats movie would be so much, much more entertaining.

...I'm just saying.
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1:03AM on 12/09/2009

Why?

This is a terrible idea.
This is a terrible idea.
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9:28PM on 12/08/2009

Are you kidding me?

Okay so now any random filmmaker can just make a movie about any band they want? Then, I'm starting my Beatles biopic, it will cover everything before they hit acid. It will be titled, you guessed it: "The Beatles". Oh, can someone help me contact Ringo and Paul? I want to use the songs in the movie. Thanks.

Not to put Flores down, put Blink 182? Inspired by the Boys of Dogtown movie? Craigslist? This has DISASTER written all over it. The whole thing just sounds like a really bad rumor.
Okay so now any random filmmaker can just make a movie about any band they want? Then, I'm starting my Beatles biopic, it will cover everything before they hit acid. It will be titled, you guessed it: "The Beatles". Oh, can someone help me contact Ringo and Paul? I want to use the songs in the movie. Thanks.

Not to put Flores down, put Blink 182? Inspired by the Boys of Dogtown movie? Craigslist? This has DISASTER written all over it. The whole thing just sounds like a really bad rumor. Jesus.
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9:15PM on 12/08/2009
I used to be a big Blink fan but started growing out of them once Travis entered and they started to "mature". Normally I wouldn't care about a movie but if it does focus on the Raynor years then I might wanna check it out.
I used to be a big Blink fan but started growing out of them once Travis entered and they started to "mature". Normally I wouldn't care about a movie but if it does focus on the Raynor years then I might wanna check it out.
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9:04PM on 12/08/2009

No thanks.

Blink 182? Really? The well must really be running low.
Blink 182? Really? The well must really be running low.
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8:57PM on 12/08/2009

F***ing Hostile.

We get a Blink 182 movie before a Pantera one? Stones? Queen?

Wow.

We get a Blink 182 movie before a Pantera one? Stones? Queen?

Wow.

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9:08PM on 12/08/2009
preach brother preach! or the clash, pink floyd, james brown or paula abdul?
preach brother preach! or the clash, pink floyd, james brown or paula abdul?
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8:45PM on 12/08/2009
I'd rather have the Ramones biopic.
I'd rather have the Ramones biopic.
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7:36PM on 12/08/2009

Meh

Blink were great until tom started wishing he was in the cure or pretending to be bono. they don't really have an interesting story. the music videos are the only way to revisit blink old or new.
Blink were great until tom started wishing he was in the cure or pretending to be bono. they don't really have an interesting story. the music videos are the only way to revisit blink old or new.
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7:09PM on 12/08/2009

woah !

i've matured too, but, man, "what's my age again" is the song that made me start/love listening music !
i've matured too, but, man, "what's my age again" is the song that made me start/love listening music !
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6:55PM on 12/08/2009

oh man.......

Ok i have to say.... i have since moved on and matured with my music listening, but while every other kid of my age group (mid 20's) was growing up with greenday and nirvana, i was all about the blink.
this is the greatest news i've heard in a while. i'll help produce it. i'm not even fucking around. get me these writers' contact info. i'm down. down like the Hindenburg.
Ok i have to say.... i have since moved on and matured with my music listening, but while every other kid of my age group (mid 20's) was growing up with greenday and nirvana, i was all about the blink.
this is the greatest news i've heard in a while. i'll help produce it. i'm not even fucking around. get me these writers' contact info. i'm down. down like the Hindenburg.
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6:51PM on 12/08/2009
This was bad enough as a band, the last thing we need is a movie about it.

Fortunately, it sounds like it will be a disastrous production so maybe no one sees it.
This was bad enough as a band, the last thing we need is a movie about it.

Fortunately, it sounds like it will be a disastrous production so maybe no one sees it.
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