Fan or near-neophyte, everyone’s familiar with that one Coheed and Cambria song — no, it doesn’t matter if you’ve only heard it through Rock Band or the trailer for 9 — but this is a group with much deeper work that tells a continuing story even reaching into the realm of comic books. The ambition behind it is completely insane and something I would probably never be able to keep up with, barring some intense love of the group — but Mark Wahlberg is keeping his ears open.
Variety reports that he and his producing partner, Stephen Levinson, have purchased screen rights to The Amory Wars, a graphic novel series written by Coheed’s frontman, Claudio Sanchez. (Their discography also has the story embedded within, as stated above, but it’s best they keep things simple here, source-wise.) The story, to keep it brief, centers on a superpowered husband-and-wife pair, Coheed and Cambria, who make attempts to take down an evil, also superpowered dictator named Wilhelm Ryan.
That’s not even the tip of the iceberg, though; there’s a deep, weird mythology that spans multiple comic volumes and even a full-length novel. So much so, in fact, that I’d think Wahlberg and Levinson would take the material and fashion an entire franchise out of it — not just for the sake of finance, but also because a good story might not emerge from one mere installment.
I’d still be glad if that first outing works, though.
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