Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that James Cameron, while touring with Avatar in Japan, made a pit-stop to visit with Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who, at the time, was one of the last living survivors of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings back in 1945. Yamaguchi died of stomach cancer at the age of 93 on Monday, but when the visit with Cameron was reported, a lot of folks wondered whether the Avatar director was showing interest in the bombings for a potential film.

Well, folks weren't too far off, as Variety now tells us that Cameron has optioned Charles Pellegrino's non-fiction book Last Train to Hiroshima, which is set to hit bookstores on January 19th and, according to Variety, "takes place over two days and weaves together eyewitness accounts of the Japanese civilians and American pilots who experienced the explosions firsthand." There's no word on what Cameron plans to do with the book, and he hasn't yet set up the project at Fox or with his own Lightstorm Entertainment. Could he be interested in staging some big, epic atomic bomb picture? Is he possibly looking at putting together a documentary on the subject? It's not clear what his intentions are at the moment, but perhaps the book itself will hold more clues once it hits shelves in a couple weeks.

What do you think Cameron has hidden up his sleeve this time?
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