With his latest blockbuster, "Avatar" closing in on his previous epic, "Titanic," for the title of all-time box-office champ, director James Cameron has optioned a not-yet released non-fiction look at the bombing of Hiroshima.
Cameron has put down his own money for the rights to "The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back," reports Variety.
When you consider the lengths that Cameron is willing to go to bring his vision to life -- building submarines, spending a quarter-billion dollars -- this would almost surely be the most visceral, lifelike re-enactment of these tragedies. Knowing Cameron, you should probably eye a 2025 release.
The book, by Charles Pellegrino and set to be released on Jan. 19, "dissects the complex political and military strategies that went into the atomic detonations and the untold suffering heaped on countless Japanese civilians," according to Publisher's Weekly.
Cameron took a day off from promoting "Avatar" in Japan back in December to visit with Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the last survivor of the bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tsutomu Yamaguchi passed away on Monday, he was 93.