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 (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)
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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Brain Salad Surgery (1973 US 9-track LP, housed in a special die-cut fold-out picture sleeve complete with the Atlantic/Atco catalogue inner & similarly shaped poster insert, as designed by H.R. Giger. The sleeve is VeryGood with some scuffs & creases but still looks great [VG] & the US pressed vinyl is Excellent with minimal play MC66669)
- Emerson Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man - P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $20.40, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 22-Dec-2020 14:44)on March 7, 2021 at 9:16 am
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Fanfare For The Common Man (1977 UK solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including Brain Salad Surgery. The picture sleeve shows a little light wear and the vinyl is in excellent condition K10946)
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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Tarkus (1971 UK first issue 13-track vinyl LP on the pink rim Island label. The gatefold picture sleeve [VG+] displays a little colour fading and scuffing whilst the vinyl has just a few light surface marks and remains inVery Good condition ILPS9155)