James Cameron’s Hiroshima Project Already In Trouble

March 2, 2010 by  
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james cameron 210x300James ‘King of The World’ Cameron has hit a roadblock in his new project.

We previously reported that Cameron was considering making an adaptation of The Last Train From Hiroshima by Charles Pellegrino. Now, probably not so much.

Variety reports that recent investigations by the Associated Press have revealed that some of the details in the book are suspicious. The book documents the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the people who survived the blast.

But apparently, the truth wasn’t good enough for Pellegrino, so he fudged the facts a little. Now the book is being pulled from publication and those who’ve already bought the book are being told to seek refunds .

Pellegrino’s publishers, Henry Holt, released this statement:

“It is easy to understand how even the most diligent author could be duped by a source, but we also understand that opens that book to very detailed scrutiny. The author of any work of non-fiction must stand behind its content. We must rely on our authors to answer questions that may arise as to the accuracy of their work and reliability of their sources. Unfortunately, Mr. Pellegrino was not able to answer the additional questions that have arisen about his book to our satisfaction.”

Can I order a huge ‘Doh!’ forehead slap for Mr. Cameron please?

Pellegrino also served as an advisor on Avatar. Our guess is that it was he who grabbed a copy of the Pocahontas script, crossed out the title and wrote Avatar instead.

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