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Coheed and Cambria singer Claudio Sanchez and his company Evil Ink Comics announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego a partnership with Stephen Levinson’s Leverage Productions (Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, Contraband) and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg to develop The Amory Wars, their sci-fi graphic novel series into a live action feature film.
“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 based on an epic fantasy set in an alternate universe in the future, and tells the story of the superhuman dictator Wilhelm Ryan, and the one family who is able to free the world from his reign.
Published by Boom! Studios, The Amory Wars was created by Sanchez intended to create inspiration for Coheed and Cambria’s albums. His inspiration led his collaboration with writer Peter David (The Incredible Hulk, Aquaman) in 2010 to write the novel, Year of the Black Rainbow. This later was tied into the band’s album with the same name.
Coheed and Cambria will be taking part on a North American tour with Iron Maiden, beginning July 24 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with stops at Reading and Leeds Festivals in England and the Riot Fest in Chicago.
Upcoming Tour Dates With Iron Maiden:
July 24 – MTS Center – Winnipeg, Canada
July 26 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, Canada
July 27 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, Canada
July 29 – Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver, Canada
July 30 – White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
August 1 – USANA Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
August 2 – Knitting Factory – Reno, NV (no Iron Maiden)
August 3 – Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
August 4 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Sacramento, CA
August 6 – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
August 7 – Rialto Theater – Tucson, AZ (no Iron Maiden)
August 9 & 10 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Irvine, CA
August 12 – Hard Rock Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
August 13 – Comfort Dental Amphitheater – Denver, CO
August 15 – AT & T Center – San Antonio, TX
August 16 – Pharr Events Center – Pharr, TX (with Girl In A Coma & more)\
August 17 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
August 18 – Woodlands Pavilion – Houston, TX
August 24 – Reading Festival – Reading, United Kingdom
August 25 – Leeds Festival – Bramham, United Kingdom
September 15 – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
September 16 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC