True Detective's Cary Fukunaga in talks to direct Hiroshima atomic bomb film

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After spending much time developing an adaptation of Stephen King's "It" before later departing the project not too long before production was due to begin, it feels as though we've been without Cary Fukunaga at the helm of a film for far too long. Thankfully, that may be about to change as Deadline reports that Universal Pictures in currently in talks with Cary Fukunaga to direct a film based upon Stephen Walker's "Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima."

The non-fiction book tells the story of the events which led up to the morning of August 6, 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped from the Enola Gay onto the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The resulting blast left many tens of thousands dead and incinerated the city. Walker's book presents the event from several different viewpoints, such as "the scientists who worked secretly on the Manhattan Project, some out of fear the Nazis would unleash one first if they didn’t, to President Truman White House that believed the Japanese would never give up and that countless casualties would be the result in a prolonged war, to the Japanese who witnessed the devastation and unimaginable horrors." Universal is also in talks with Hossein Amini (DRIVE) to pen the script.

Cary Fukunaga's next project will see him direct every episode of Maniac for Netflix. The dark comedy series follows "a guy who lives a fantasy life in his dreams but in reality is locked up at an institution" and will star Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. Production on the series will begin in August and wrap up by the end of November.

Source: Deadline



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