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    ELP's Karn Evil 9 being adapted into a Scifi Movie



    producer of Jumanji is behind it. I guess if it is any good, it would both great and yet sad that both Keith and Greg weren't around to witness it.

    https://deadline.com/2020/02/radar-p...lm-1202859799/

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    Wow, that's interesting.

    I love what the first person to comment on the article said: "Not Tarkus?"


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    This is surprising and potentially interesting. I agree with aith01 that Tarkus would be far more unique as a story line. IMO, the atmosphere and concepts of Karn Evil 9 are represented in many dystopian SF films during the past ~40 years (e.g., relating to the singularity).

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    Potentially interesting, but I wonder what "...will produce...with full cooperation from ELP and its management." means at this point. The estates of Emerson & Lake, plus Palmer? Who "manages" a group that hasn't existed for years?
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    My first reaction to this was horror. But I have to say, reading how they're imagining the plot, it sounds pretty good. If it's not a predictable PG-13 romp, it might be OK. Count me in, provisionally.

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    There's an obvious tagline for a sequel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    Potentially interesting, but I wonder what "...will produce...with full cooperation from ELP and its management." means at this point. The estates of Emerson & Lake, plus Palmer? Who "manages" a group that hasn't existed for years?
    Carl Palmer’s official Facebook page posted this:

    “ Carl Palmer, manager Bruce Pilato, and long time ELP manager Stewart Young, will serve as producers on the film, working with the award winning Radar team. Carl Palmer will also be working with some contemporary music artists on the soundtrack, which will likely also feature classic ELP recordings. The script is being written by best selling Sci Fi author/screenwriter Daniel Wilson and Radar hopes to cast and put the film into production later in 2020. This project is part of several other major ELP 50th Anniversary projects which will all be announced in the next few months. Welcome Back My Friends- To The Show That Never Ends. More details when we have them...”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Roth View Post
    Carl Palmer’s official Facebook page posted this:

    “ ...manager Bruce Pilato, and long time ELP manager Stewart Young, will serve as producers on the film...”
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    Cool, but I'll be surprised if this actually gets made.

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    The controversial “seven virgins and a mule” scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    The controversial “seven virgins and a mule” scene.
    Set in Tijuana.

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    I am sure it has to do with Karn Evil 9, 3rd Impression, which regards a computer takeover after an apocalyptic war:

    No computer stands in my way
    Only blood can cancel my pain
    Guardians of a new clear dawn
    Let the maps of war be drawn.

    Rejoice! Glory is ours!
    Our young men have not died in vain,
    Their graves need no flowers
    The tapes have recorded their names.

    I am all there is
    NEGATIVE! PRIMITIVE! LIMITED! I LET YOU LIVE!
    But I gave you life
    WHAT ELSE COULD YOU DO?
    To do what was right
    I'M PERFECT! ARE YOU?
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    Did you read that last paragraph? The company is doing a TV series of Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series with Amazon involvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Did you read that last paragraph? The company is doing a TV series of Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time series with Amazon involvement.
    I did catch that. Pretty interesting tidbit. The series is like 14 books, right? I can't remember the exact amount -- bought the first book to try getting started, but never felt brave enough to commit to reading that series. And that was 7 years ago now.

    But hey, they'd have enough material to make that show go on for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpt3 View Post
    There's an obvious tagline for a sequel...
    If it's successful maybe they'd do a Benny the Bouncer movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    I did catch that. Pretty interesting tidbit. The series is like 14 books, right?
    Fourteen doorstops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    I love what the first person to comment on the article said: "Not Tarkus?"
    As has been pointed out elsewhere, the storyboard found in the album artwork (armored armadillo tank fights a bunch of Kaiju only to get scratched in the eye, retreat to the sea and presumably live to fight another day) is different from the one found in the lyrics to the song (something about preachers and army generals and who knows what). It would take a deft hand to blend the two seamlessly. I don’t think latter-day Hollywood is up to the task.

    “Karn Evil 9,” on the other hand, has that old “EVIL, EVIL TECHNOLOGY!” saw that Hollywood likes to trot out every couple of weeks. I am frankly surprised this did not happen sooner.

    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    I did catch that. Pretty interesting tidbit. The series is like 14 books, right? I can't remember the exact amount -- bought the first book to try getting started, but never felt brave enough to commit to reading that series. And that was 7 years ago now.
    I tried The Eye of the World as well, and while I didn’t hate it, I also didn’t find anything in it unique or compelling enough to commit to ten million (rough estimate) more pages of story.

    But hey, they'd have enough material to make that show go on for years.
    What with Game of Thrones now a memory, they need something to pick up the slack.

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    C'mon, how could you fail with a series or movie about an armadillo tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    C'mon, how could you fail with a series or movie about an armadillo tank?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave (in MA) View Post
    If it's successful maybe they'd do a Benny the Bouncer movie.
    I would be in for that. I'm sure Benny has a great backstory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpt3 View Post
    There's an obvious tagline for a sequel...
    Love Beach?

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