Coheed And Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his plans to bring his graphic novel series The Amory Wars to the big screen. Earlier this year he and his Evil Ink Comics imprint teamed up with Mark Wahlberg (The Departed; producer of “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire”), Leverage and producer Stephen Levinson ( “Entourage”,”Boardwalk Empire” and Contraband).
Sanchez said it’s not 100% full steam yet, “It’s very preliminary stages. Because the mythology is very dense and a lot of parts are already created … it’s just trying to find the right starting point to get people attracted to it.”
The story of The Amory Wars is set in Heaven’s Fence, a fantasy universe run by a tyrannical dictator named Wilhelm Ryan, and is inspired by Sanchez’s vast conceptual tale surrounding Coheed and Cambria’s albums. “I’d love to see the band’s music make a cameo. Not necessarily as the soundtrack but as Stan Lee does for the Marvel movies maybe the music could pop in once in a while.”
Sanchez plans on being hands-on with the story, “Being the creator I’d certainly like to think [I’ll be very involved in the movie],” he says. “That’s certainly our understanding going forward in the partnership.” And, he thinks it could be a bit. “It’s a universal story and I think it’s going to draw a bigger audience than just the band’s. I think it has already.”
More on this as it comes in. Fans of the graphic novel, are you psyched for this version?
This week marks the releases of two hotly anticipated titles that just so happen to be written by the frontmen of two of the most popular rock bands in the world. One is, of course, Rob Zombie’s “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARON VON SHOCK?!”, and the other is Claudio Sanchez’s first issue in “THE AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF A SILENT EARTH: 3″. For all you “COHEED AND CAMBRIA” fans you can make the jump and read the first 6 pages of the first issue before it goes on sale this Wednesday from BOOM! Studios! Read on for the skinny.
Fans of Coheed And Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez’s ongoing series “AMORY WARS” are as diehard a bunch as you’ll likely find in comics. They stand by the afro-powered rockstar with all the faith a writer could ask for, and like the band’s music, he rarely disappoints. So fans should be very happy to hear that this May BOOM! Studios will be continuing the series with “AMORY WARS: IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH-3″. Not only that but the publisher will be collecting the previous issues in a hardcover “ULTIMATE” edition slated for this April. Read on for all the specs and info on the releases.
“My taste in horror is all over the place,” laughs Coheed & Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez.
In fact, Claudio is quite the horror aficionado. His taste spans eras and sub-genres quite indiscriminately. That’s similar to everything that Claudio does. In Coheed & Cambria, he constructs epic sonic tapestries with each and every song that weave together for unforgettable modern progressive rock records. On April 13, Coheed & Cambria drops their highly anticipated Amory Wars prequel album, Year of the Black Rainbow, and it’s everything that fans are hoping for—a modern psychedelic masterpiece that’s as heavy as it is heartfelt. The heaviness comes in massive doses of drum mastery courtesy of Chris Pennie (ex-Dillinger Escape Plan), and Claudio’s carpet bomb riff work. Get ready for a ride…
Without further adieu, Bloody Disgusting contributor and Dolor
author Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com
) presents you with Claudio’s favorite horror movies… this list rules almost as much as Coheed… READ MORE