James Cameron still motivated to make a film about Hiroshima

While Christopher Nolan is preparing his film on Oppenheimer, the American creator of the atomic bomb, whose trailer has just been unveiled (click to access it), James Cameron is also passionate about a project around the weapon nuclear.

Between the third Avatar -already in the box- and part of the fourth opus filmed for half, James Cameron could find a window of opportunity before shooting Avatar 4 and 5 to make a film that would not belong to the franchise.

A hole in the schedule

He also told the Los Angeles Time that this film could be an adaptation of Charles R. Pellegrino's novel, The Last Train from Hiroshima: The Survivors. Drawing on the testimony of survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, Charles Pellegrino traces the events of the two days in August 1945 when atomic devices exploded over Japan, forever changing life on Earth.

Duty of memory

At the heart of this story, the voices of those who first experienced the atomic explosions: Japanese civilians and American airmen. And James Cameron to clarify his motivation: “We live in a more precarious world than ever. I think the film Hiroshima would be more topical than ever. It would remind people what these weapons really do when used against human targets.”

Avatar 3 is due to hit theaters in December next year, with the fourth and fifth coming in 2026 and 2028.