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 - Emerson Lake & Palmer - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Jul-2020 10:45)on July 8, 2020 at 5:49 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Emerson Lake & Palmer (Scarce 1970 UK first issue pink 'i' label 6-track vinyl LP, the daring debut by the power-prog trio. The matt picture sleeve shows some ring wear & edge scuffing with all print clearly legible whilst the vinyl reveals some light cosmetic signs of play & performs to an Excellent standard ILPS9132)
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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Works Volume 1 (1977 UK first issue 14-track double LP by the prog rock trio, featuring a side devoted to each band member & a side for the whole band, embossed tri-fold picture sleeve with lyrics & band portraits inside.The sleeve shows a little light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play K80009)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Emerson Lake & Palmer - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 13-Jun-2020 13:32)on July 8, 2020 at 5:49 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970 UK 6-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, including Lucky Man & Knife-Edge, matt picture sleeve with powder blue company inner. The sleeve is Excellent with the odd faint crease &the vinyl remains in Excellent condition with light signs of play only ILPS9132)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £100.00, $125.00, €112.00 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-May-2020 15:57)on July 8, 2020 at 5:49 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Brain Salad Surgery (1973 UK first issue 8-track LP with picture labels & US pressed vinyl with 'MC46669' number printed on the labels, complete with the original US catalogue inner & fold-out die-cut lyric insert intended for the picture label to show through, all in a superb die-cut fold-out H.R. Giger designed sleeve. This is a superb one owner copy. The cover is EX/Near Mint with few signs of age wear. The labels show barely a spindle mark in sight & thevinyl is also better than Excellent with a deep sheen both sides & minimal suggestion of any play. Recommended K53501)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-May-2020 12:27)on July 8, 2020 at 5:49 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Brain Salad Surgery (Mid 70s UK issue of the 1973 8-track LP, with lightweight die-cut gatefold sleeve designed by H. R. Giger & matching picture labels on light UK pressed vinyl, complete with fold-out die-cut lyric poster.The sleeve is Excellent with a little mild age wear & the vinyl grades EX/EX- with just some light cosmetic signs of play K53501)