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There was some news recently that James Cameron might be producing or even potentially directing a film about Hiroshima. He’d optioned a book called The Last Train From Hiroshima, by Charles Pellegrino, a friend of the director.

Now publication of the book is being halted, because publisher Henry Holt and Company “was not able to answer” questions about the veracity of some of Pellegrino’s facts. Some of the people mentioned in the purportedly factual book may not exist. Oops! Probably won’t see a movie from Cameron any time soon. Read More »

James Cameron Options Last Train to Hiroshima

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While in Japan to promote Avatar, James Cameron visited Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who until his death this week was the only man to have been officially recognized as a survivor of the bombs dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While visiting Yamaguchi, Cameron pledged to “pass on his rare and harrowing experience to future generations.” Because Cameron was accompanied by author Charles Pellegrino, speculation arose that the director might be developing a film based on Pellegrino’s book Last Train to Hiroshima, which will be published on January 19. Indeed, that’s exactly what is happening. Read More »