It's hard not to be intrigued when James Cameron's name pops up in movie news. He's created some of Hollywood's biggest hits, and always seems to have something up his sleeve to impress us. But for the first time in a long time, or maybe ever, Cameron news made my mind say: YES. As Erik told us last week, the director recently met one of the last remaining survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings (who has since died), and then optioned the new book Last Train to Hiroshima, which details a number of accounts of those who experienced the atomic bomb firsthand.

James Cameron would be the perfect director for this piece of history. Many of us may question his commitment to plot and writing, but there's no doubt that he's one hell of a visually dynamic storyteller. If a solid writer penned a script from Charles Pellegrino's non-fiction tome, then handed it over to Cameron, the director would probably create one of the most heart-wrenching and visceral experiences Hollywood has ever seen.

Perhaps I'm heaping on the platitudes ... it certainly sounds that way, even to me! But let me go back... In 1997, I went with my family to see the wildly buzzed Titanic. For much of the film I sat there in antsy, aggravated anticipation. The hokey love story between Rose and Jack was wretched, and I wondered how much the audience would have to endure before the action began. And then the Titanic hit that dreaded piece of ice and began its all-too-quick descent into the icy water. I was transfixed and horrified at the same time, as if my body was reacting to a sticky emotional trigger.
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