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Armando Iannucci to pen stage adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove’

Armando Iannucci to pen stage adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove’


The Thick Of It creator Armando Iannucci is ready to pen a stage adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s iconic movie Dr Strangelove.

The legendary movie – formally titled DrStrangelove or: How I Discovered To Cease Worrying And Love The Bomb – hit screens in 1964.

Discussing his adaptation, which is the primary time the movie shall be tailored for the stage and can come to the West Finish in late 2024, Iannucci instructed BBC Information: “As a narrative, weirdly it hasn’t gone away.

“It appears the correct time to remind individuals of the mad logic behind these harmful video games that superpowers play.”

Whereas showing on BBC Radio 4‘s In the present day programme, Iannucci added: “In these unhappy occasions, what higher technique to cheer the nation up than a stage present concerning the finish of the world.”
He added: “We began speaking about this adaptation a number of years in the past, however now with the struggle in Ukraine and the entire nuclear query, it simply hasn’t gone away. I feel a variety of our artwork is much less concerning the previous and extra concerning the future.”

Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick (Picture by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Pictures)

His co-writer and director Sean Foley added: “The themes inside it are perennially related: the local weather disaster, the tip of the world is someplace in our consciousness on a regular basis now.”

Kubrick’s household additionally commented on the difference, which is the primary time his work has been reproduced since his demise.

His widow, Christiane Kubrick, mentioned: “We’ve all the time been reluctant to let anybody adapt any of Stanley’s work, and we by no means have. It was so necessary to him that it wasn’t modified from how he completed it.

“However we couldn’t resist authorising this mission: the time is correct; the individuals doing it are unbelievable; and Strangelove must be delivered to a brand new and youthful viewers. I’m certain Stanley would have authorised it too.”

In 2018, a brand new screenplay by Kubrick was found 60 years after it was first written. Entitled Burning Secret, the piece of writing was uncovered by Bangor College professor Nathan Abrams whereas he researched a guide concerning the director’s final mission, Eyes Huge Shut.



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