Musician DeLonge (of the band Blink-182) teams with seasoned writer Young (The Program, 2013) to explore the relationship between dreams and reality. Orphaned when their parents die in a plane crash, brothers Jonas and Alan can travel together in dreams and are learning how to manipulate waking reality through their actions in those dreamscapes. On their way to Seattle, where Alan will start a doorman job at the Eden Hotel, a terrible auto accident leaves Alan in a coma. There's shades of the Wild West in the almost nonstop action, which includes a car chase, a monocycle race, and fist and knife fights, leaving little room for developing personalities. Characters are closer to archetypes than flesh and blood, but the draw here will be the interesting questions raised about the power of our fears, and the hero's journey to conquer inner demons. This first in a planned trilogy will be released concurrent with an original soundtrack and accompanying visual art.
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