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 - Pictures At An Exhibition - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $16.65, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 03-Oct-2022 08:30)on October 3, 2022 at 9:47 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Pictures At An Exhibition (1971 UK first issue 11-track LP on the black with pink 'i' label, the prog superstar trio's first live album, gatefold picture sleeve with cover art by William Neal. The sleeve shows just light shelfwear & the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few sigs of play HELP1)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer - German - vinyl LP - £12.00, $13.32, €13.68 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 12:36)on October 3, 2022 at 9:47 am
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)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 02-Aug-2022 15:04)on October 3, 2022 at 9:47 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Pictures At An Exhibition (1971 UK first issue 11-track vinyl LP on the black with pink 'i' label, the prog superstar trio's first live album. The heavy gatefold picture sleeve [with cover art by William Neal] shows minimalshelfwear and the vinyl looks barely played HELP1)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Peter Gunn - Live - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $7.76, €7.97 (New Item) (arrived 03-Aug-2022 11:20)on October 3, 2022 at 9:47 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Peter Gunn (1979 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single featuring live versions of Peter Gunn and Knife Edge recorded at the Montreal Olympic Stadium in 1977, record company die-cut paper sleeve K11416)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Nutrocker - Japanese - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 09-Aug-2022 11:30)on October 3, 2022 at 9:47 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Nutrocker (Original 1972 Japanese Atlantic label 2-track 7" vinyl single - a version of B. Bumble & The Stingers' Kim Fowley-penned instrumental hit, also including The Great Gates Of Kiev, housed in a die-cut company sleeveincluding silver tinted picture insert with Japanese text biography and English lyrics printed on the reverse! P-119A)