Get ready because July 25th, 2017 sees the release of THE DEATH OF STALIN – the graphic novel that inspired the new motion picture by Armando Iannucci (Veep), which hits theaters later in 2017. Published by Titan Comics, the graphic novel is a political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin’s death in the Soviet Union in 1953.
“Within minutes of starting to read it, I knew I wanted to make the movie version.”
Armando Iannucci, writer/director (Veep, In The Loop, The Thick of It)
Written by Fabien Nury (The Chronicles Of Legion) and illustrated by Thierry Robin, THE DEATH OF STALIN graphic novel is the story of a dictatorship plunged into madness. And it’s all based on truth. Joseph Stalin, the “Father of the People,” the man who reigned in absolute power over the people of Russia, had a stroke in the middle of the night on March 2nd 1953. He was declared dead two days later. Two days of fierce competition for the supreme power, two days that encapsulated all the insanity, the perversity and the inhumanity of totalitarianism.
Fear, corruption and treachery abound in this political satire set in the aftermath of Stalin’s death in the Soviet Union in 1953. When the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, has a stroke – the political gears begin to turn, plunging the super-state into darkness, uncertainty and near civil war. The struggle for supreme power will determine the fate of the nation and of the world. And it all really happened.
THE DEATH OF STALIN inspired the upcoming Armando Iannucci movie which includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace), Michael Palin (Monty Python), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development).
THE DEATH OF STALIN graphic novel hits bookstores from July 25, 2017. To know more you can visit the link www.titan-comics.com