The screenwriter and producer Armando Iannucci is going to write the theatrical adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film “Dr. Strangelove”.

The legendary film with official title “Dr. Strangelove’ or ‘How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb’ was released in cinemas in 1964.

It is the first time that the film will be adapted for a theatrical performance that will be staged in London’s West End in late 2024, Armando Iannucci told BBC News.

“It seems like the right time to remind people of the crazy logic behind these dangerous games played by the superpowers,” he said, adding: “We started talking about this transfer several years ago, but now with the war in Ukraine and nuclear issue the issue has not disappeared.

THE Sean Foleywho co-signed the script and will direct the play noted: “Its themes are timeless, climate catastrophe, the end of the world is somewhere in our consciousness all the time now.”

Stanley Kubrick’s family also commented on the adaptation and the fact that it is the first time his work has been reproduced since the director’s death.

His widow, Christiane Kubrick, said: “We have always been reluctant to allow anyone to adapt any of Stanley’s work, and we never did.”

“But we couldn’t resist approving this project. The time is right, the people behind it are fantastic, and the Strangelove story should be brought to a new audience. I’m sure Stanley would approve too,” she added.