October 27, 2016
        "The Circle" and "The Lost City of Z": Which potential 2016 contenders got bumped to 2017?                Natalie Portman, Janelle Monáe, Matthew McConaughey, Bryce Dallas Howard, Edgar Ramirez, Stacy Keach at Hollywood Film Awards                Viola Davis will be campaigned in Best Supporting Actress for "Fences"                Mel Gibson to be Honored with the Hollywood Director Award at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Michael Moore drops a surprise new film with "Michael Moore in TrumpLand"                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October                Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars        

James Cameron may put “Hiroshima” film ahead of “Avatar” sequel

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: James Cameron is approaching Steven Spielberg’s level when it comes to announced projects that might never see the light of day.

Case in point. While discussing such topics as an “Avatar” sequel and a 3-D “Titanic” with Entertainment Weekly, the Oscar winner reminded the magazine that he’s also actively developing a serious drama about the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WWII. It’s titled “Last Train from Hiroshima,” and details the story of a man who survives the blast in Hiroshima, then boards a train for Nagasaki and arrives just in time to amazingly survive the second bombing.

“I met Yamaguchi, the survivor, just days before he died (earlier this year),” Cameron told EW. “He was in the hospital. He was sort of turning over the baton of his story to us, so I have to do it. I can’t turn away from that.”

But when? That much is unsure, as Cameron elaborated that he still has to figure out the proper tone of the picture, as well as his approach to what’s sure to be very difficult material.

“I could forensically show you what it was like to be at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But you probably wouldn’t want to stay around for the back half of the movie,” he said. “And then there’s the question of whether I do it in 3D. I’ve made a blanket statement that all my movies are going to be in 3D from now on, but I couldn’t do this in 3D. It’d be too sensationalistic.”

He’s right. And knowing how “rapidly” Cameron moves these days, it’s unlikely we’ll see anything from him for the next few years. But “Hiroshima” sounds like an excellent story, and I, for one, would like Cameron to figure out how best to tell it.

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News,

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.