Someone’s gonna make a sci-fi movie out of this song? Apparently so.

One of the highlights of Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s 1973 album, Brain Salad Surgery is “Karn Evil #9.” The part that almost everyone knows goes “Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends…”

That’s actually just part of an ultra-long four-part composition that runs 29:37 . Taken all together, it sells a dystopian sci-fi story about how humanity is in ruins and the survivors live in depravity. Some humans later enter a war into with the supercomputers who have taken over. {SPOILER: The computers pull out a last-minute win.)

The entire “Karn Evil #9” suite is now being turned into a movie produced by Radar Pictures, the people being Jumanji. The screenplay will apparently be the work of Daniel H. Wilson who also wrote Robopocalypse. That’s promising.

There’s no schedule for production or a release date yet nor do we know if the movie will be called Karn Evil #9 or something else.

Hey, if this works, could a movie adaptation of Rush’s 2112 be far behind?

(Via Deadline)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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