Leverage and Mark Wahlberg to Develop, Produce Film Based on Comic Book Series
Coheed and Cambria lead singer Claudio Sanchez has partnered with Mark Wahlberg and Leverage, the production company behind "Entourage" and "Boardwalk Empire," to develop and produce a live-action feature film based on his sci-fi comic book series "The Amory Wars."
Sanchez, who publishes the "Amory" series through his Evil Ink Comics along with Boom! Studios, announced the movie plans during San Diego Comic-Con. Leverage (helmed by Stephen Levinson) produced Wahlberg's latest film, "Contraband."
Further details about the big-screen project have not been released.
Based in Heaven's Fence, a fantasy universe run by a tyrannical dictator named Wilhelm Ryan, "The Amory Wars" was inspired by Sanchez's mythical concepts surrounding the albums of Coheed and Cambria, a post-hardcore band from New York.
Sanchez recently collaborated with comic book writer Peter David ("The Incredible Hulk," "Star Trek") to write the novel "Year of the Black Rainbow," also the name of the band's most recent album, which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard 200 in April 2010.
The band will embark on a North American tour with Iron Maiden on July 24 in preparation of the release of their sixth studio album this fall.