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    Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:24:27

    Mark Walhberg to Develop Film Based on Comic Book of Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez - What a partnership!

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    Huge news for Claudio Sanchez, lead singer of progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria, and Evil Ink Comic. They 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 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, a sci-fi saga published by Boom! Studios, 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) 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.

    Claudio Sanchez is a modern day Leonardo da Vinci.

    Tour Dates:

    Jul 24 MTS Center w/ Iron Maiden Winnipeg, Canada
    Jul 26 Scotiabank Saddledome w/ Iron Maiden Calgary, Canada
    Jul 27 Rexall Place w/ Iron Maiden Edmonton, Canada
    Jul 29 Pacific Coliseum w/ Iron Maiden Vancouver, Canada
    Jul 30 White River Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden Auburn, WA
    Aug 01 USANA Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug 02 Knitting Factory Reno, NV
    Aug 03 Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden Mountain View, CA
    Aug 04 Sleep Train Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden Sacramento, CA
    Aug 06 Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden Phoenix, AZ
    Aug 07 Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ
    Aug 09 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden Irvine, CA
    Aug 10 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden Irvine, CA
    Aug 12 Hard Rock Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden Albuquerque, NM
    Aug 13 Comfort Dental Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden Denver, CO
    Aug 15 AT&T Center w/ Iron Maiden San Antonio, TX
    Aug 16 Pharr Events Center w/ Girl in a Coma, ... Pharr, TX
    Aug 17 Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden Dallas, TX
    Aug 18 Woodlands Pavillion w/ Iron Maiden Houston, TX
    Aug 24 Reading Festival Reading, United Kingdom
    Aug 25 Leeds Festival Bramham, United Kingdom
    Sep 15 Riot Fest Chicago, IL
    Sep 16 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Charlotte, NC

    Have you read The Armory Wars? Do you want to see them in film form?

    —Katie Sheehan
    07.19.12



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