In an awesome 30-minute interview between former blink-182 bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge, it was revealed that M. Night Shyamalan very nearly directed one of the pop-punks' music videos.
On the latest episode of Mark's After School Radio show on Apple Music 1, the pair discuss how a chance encounter with the legendary filmmaker – whose movies famously have huge twist endings – while on tour in Japan almost led to what could have been an extremely big-budget promo…
"We were on tour in Japan and we were having lunch in the hotel in Japan, and we look over and M. Night Shyamalan is at a table next to us…" says Mark (via Stereogum), "and you’re like, 'I’m going to go ask him to direct a blink-182 video.' And I was like, 'What the hell?'
"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?'"
Mark continues: "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. It was going to cost, whatever it was, $20 million, but I mean, just on your gumption or I don’t know, no fucks to give, just walk up to somebody and say, 'Hey, I want you to direct a blink video.'"
See Mark and Tom with M. Night Shyamalan below: