Claudio Sanchez, lead singer of progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria and Evil Ink Comics have partnered with Stephen Levinson's Leverage Productions (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, Contraband) and Mark Wahlberg to develop their graphic novel series The Amory Wars into a live-action feature film. The full press-release is in the replies.
NEW YORK, NY, July 16, 2012—Claudio Sanchez, lead singer of progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria and Evil Ink Comics have partnered with Stephen Levinson's Leverage Productions (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, Contraband) and Mark Wahlberg to develop their graphic novel series The Amory Wars into a live-action feature film. It was announced at this past weekend’s Comic-Con International, held in San Diego. Following this announcement, Coheed and Cambria will embark on a North American tour with Iron Maiden, which kicks off July 24 in Winnipeg, Canada, and sees the band also making stops at both Reading and Leeds Festivals before ending in Charlotte, NC September 16.
"The relationship with Leverage is one we've been searching for,” says Sanchez. “They do amazing, proactive work and are genuinely as passionate about this story as we are, which is essential for such a multi-dimensional title like The Amory Wars. We're beyond excited."
The Amory Wars, a sci-fi saga published by Boom! Studios, which reached #4 on the New York Times Bestseller List for graphic books, was originally created by Sanchez to serve as inspiration for the group's albums. He later expanded the mythology to other mediums, including comic books and graphic novels. In 2010, Sanchez collaborated with luminary genre writer Peter David (The Incredible Hulk, Aquaman) to write a full-length prose novel, Year of the Black Rainbow, which told the origin story of the series, and was released in conjunction with the band's album of the same name.
An epic fantasy set in a futuristic alternate universe, The Amory Wars chronicles the rise of superhuman dictator Wilhelm Ryan, and the one family that could hold the key to liberating the world from his tyrannical reign.
Coheed and Cambria fans have much to look forward to with the upcoming film and summer tour dates, and can anticipate a new album from the band to drop this fall.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
MTS Center w/ Iron Maiden
Scotiabank Saddledome w/ Iron Maiden
Rexall Place w/ Iron Maiden
Pacific Coliseum w/ Iron Maiden
White River Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden
USANA Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden
Salt Lake City, UT
Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden
Mountain View, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden
Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden
Hard Rock Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden
Comfort Dental Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden
AT&T Center w/ Iron Maiden
San Antonio, TX
Pharr Events Center w/ Girl in a Coma, ...
Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden
Woodlands Pavillion w/ Iron Maiden
Reading, United Kingdom
Bramham, United Kingdom
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte