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James Cameron Options Hiroshima Book

08 January 2010 [11:48] - TODAY.AZ
Not content with savaging the locals' eco-home on Pandora in Avatar, James Cameron is also setting his sights on a real-life piece of devastating military action, optioning a nonfiction book about the attack on Hiroshima.

Yes, in his second news story of the day, Cameron has bought up the rights to Charles Pellegrino's soon-to-be published tome The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back.

Pellegrino's title chronicles two days during an after the atomic bomb drops, using eyewitness accounts from Japanese civilians and American pilots who survived the experience.

Cameron has yet to set the film up as a project, but he's already been doing some research - he took a day out of his Avatar promotional tour of Japan last month to visit Tsutomo Yamaguchi, who fled the destruction of the city for the relative safety of Nagasaki. And he managed to survive once more when that city was destroyed by a further atomic attack.

Yamaguchi died on Monday at the age of 93, so he won't get to see the final film - Cameron will develop it alongside the slew of other projects he has in the works.

/Empire Online/

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