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Finally Some Other News Besides Alien Smurfs or Dance With Wolves Plot.

James Cameron's Next Project May Be About Hiroshima

While "Avatar" continues to clean up at the box office, James Cameron may have signaled his next move as a director this week by buying the rights to "The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back," an upcoming non-fiction book by Charles Pellegrino, the Guardian reports.

This news follows on the heels of reports that Cameron visited with Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who was identified last March as the first certified survivor of both U.S. atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, about a possible film project while in Japan last month doing promotion for "Avatar." Yamaguchi died this week at the age of 93, and is still the only person recognized as a survivor of both attacks. He was remembered by the mayor of Nagasaki as a "precious storyteller."

More info about Yamaguchi's incredible story from the AP:
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city. He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki just in time for the second attack, city officials said.
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