Mark Wahlberg, Coheed and Cambria Team Up for ‘The Amory Wars’ Movie
Coheed and Cambria mastermind Claudio Sanchez and Evil Ink Comics have just announced a partnership with Mark Wahlberg and Leverage Productions (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, Contraband) to bring their The Amory Wars graphic novel to the big screen as a live-action feature.
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, N.C. Sept. 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, is a sci-fi saga that 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. The story was originally created by Sanchez to serve as inspiration for the Coheed and Cambria's albums. He later expanded the mythology to other mediums, including comic books and graphic novels. In 2010, the singer collaborated with 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.
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Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper and Coheed and Cambria tour dates:
16th July - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18th July - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Theatre
19th July - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Centre
24th July - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
26th July - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
27th July - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
29th July - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
30th July - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
1st August - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
3rd August - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
6th August - Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9th August - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12th August - Albuquerque. NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
13th August - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
15th August - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
17th August - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
18th August - Houston, TX - The Woodlands