From Planet Rock.
According to Deadline, independent production company Radar Pictures have acquired the rights to the big screen adaptation of ‘Karn Evil 9’.
The CEO of Radar Pictures, American media mogul Ted Field, will executive produce. He has worked on dozens of movies over the decades including Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Arachnophobia, and the recently revived Jumanji series.
Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson will write the screenplay that will be directly inspired by the Keith Emerson penned music and the lyrics created by Greg Lake and King Crimson lyricist Peter Sinfield 47 years ago.
Michael Napoliello and Maria Frisk are listed as the producers of the movie, with ELP’s management also directly involved.
“The visionary world that ELP created with their recording Karn Evil 9 is much closer to reality today,” Ted Field told Deadline. “Our team at Radar looks forward to bringing this vision of where things may be headed to the big screen and beyond.”
Daniel H Wilson enthuses: “I’m incredibly excited to partner with Ted and Radar to explore Karn Evil 9—a unique and thrilling world. I couldn’t ask for better collaborators and I can’t wait to help add the Karn Evil 9 franchise to the Radar family.”
A brief plot synopsis for the film reads: “In a ruthless technocracy, ‘Karn Evil’ – a macabre rite of passage – is a young person’s shot at freedom before indoctrination. When a teen disappears, there’s rebellion against the ruling class and its AI. Inspired by ELP’s masterwork.”
For those of you with a spare half-hour, here’s ELP’s ‘Karn Evil 9’ in its unadulterated entirety:
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- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tarkus - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $60.50, €56.50 (New Item) (arrived 02-Feb-2023 12:13)on February 9, 2023 at 1:01 pm
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Tarkus (1971 UK first issue 13-track LP on the pink rim palm tree label, the prog supergroup's second longplayer engineered by studio icon of the day Eddie Offord. Features a seldom heard guitar solo by Greg Lake during Battlefield, housed in a heavy duty gatefold picture sleeve with fantastic William Neal artwork. The sleeve is Excellent with just some minor age wear, mostly to the edges & the vinyl grades Excellent with the lightest evidence of play only ILPS9155)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $42.35, €39.55 (New Item) (arrived 20-Jan-2023 16:26)on February 9, 2023 at 1:01 pm
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Trilogy (Classic 1972 UK first issue 9-track LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' label, complete with powder blue Island company inner, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear and the vinyl appears near asnew ILPS9186)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy - Picture Disc Edition - RSD 2022 - Sealed - UK - picture disc LP - £29.99, $36.29, €33.89 (New Item) (arrived 12-Dec-2022 15:17)on February 9, 2023 at 1:01 pm
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Trilogy (Record Store Day 2022 UK/EU limited edition 50th anniversary Picture Disc LP, cut from Hi Res 24 Bit/96KHZ files. ELP’s third studio album released in 1972. The album originally reached No.2 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 5 on the US Billboard 200. Contains ‘From the Beginning’, the band's highest charting US single and ‘Hoedown’ which became a live favourite. Die-cut display picture sleeve with hype sticker, factory sealed)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back - VG - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $24.20, €22.60 (New Item) (arrived 13-Dec-2022 14:59)on February 9, 2023 at 1:01 pm
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends - Ladies & Gentlemen (1974 UK 11-track triple LP recorded live on their 1973/74 World tour, including renditions of ELP classics such as Tarkus, Karn Evil 9, Hoedown & Jerusalem. Comes housed in an elaborate die-cut embossed tri-fold sleeve. The packaging [VG+] shows some scuffing/creasing to the edges & all three vinyl discs are Excellent with just mild signs of play K63500)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $14.52, €13.56 (New Item) (arrived 28-Dec-2022 12:14)on February 9, 2023 at 1:01 pm
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER The Best Of (1980 German 9-track LP compilation on the green & orange Altlantic label, including Fanfare For The Common Man & more, complete with the illustrated inner. The picture sleeve is Excellent with a minor cornercrease & the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with minimal play)