EXCLUSIVE: Radar Footage, which served as an govt producer on Sony’s Jumanji movies, has secured rights to “Karn Evil 9,” the futuristic 1973 music by London prog-rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, to develop as a sci-fi characteristic. New York Occasions bestselling creator Daniel H. Wilson has been employed to adapt the screenplay, which is impressed by the title and lyrics created and recorded by band members Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer.
Centered on a society that has drained all its blood with a dependence on know-how, the movie will discover the world managed by a pervasive and dictatorial technocracy. The annual “Karn Evil” — a macabre ceremony of passage — is a teen’s once-in-a-lifetime probability to expertise unbridled freedom, earlier than subjugating themselves to the ruling class. When folks cease getting back from their Karn Evil expertise, worry drives a revolution to topple the established order and the unreal intelligence found at its coronary heart.
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Michael Napoliello and Maria Frisk will produce for Radar with full cooperation from ELP and its administration. Ted Subject, who has produced greater than 60 movies together with the Jumanji franchise, the Riddick franchise, Spring Breakers, The Final Samurai, and Runaway Bride, will function exec producer on behalf of Radar.
“The visionary world that ELP created with their recording “Karn Evil 9″ is way nearer to actuality at the moment,” stated Subject. “Our group at Radar seems to be ahead to bringing this imaginative and prescient of the place issues could also be headed to the massive display screen and past.”
Wilson, the creator behind bestselling sci-fi novels Robopocalypse and The Andromeda Evolution, has tailored a number of of his works for the display screen, most lately penning the script to Robopocalypse for DreamWorks and Michael Bay.
“I’m extremely excited to associate with Ted and Radar to discover Karn Evil 9—a singular and thrilling world,” stated Wilson. “I couldn’t ask for higher collaborators and I can’t wait to assist add the Karn Evil 9 franchise to the Radar household.”
Radar’s upcoming tasks embrace the tv adaptation of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy sequence The Wheel of Time with Amazon Studios and Sony Footage Tv.