Is there a professional life for James Cameron after Avatar? Of course, there is. Sure, he’ll be working on these films for years yet, but he’s also said that he might not direct Avatars 4 & 5, turning the reins over to others. And if that’s the case, what will Cameron work on instead?
According to World of Reel, Cameron has his sights on an adaptation of Charles R. Pellegrino‘s The Last Train From Hiroshima. Published in 2010, the book centers on survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Cameron optioned the film rights the same year the book hit shelves.
“I think the Hiroshima film would be as timely as ever, if not more so. It reminds people that these weapons really do when they’re used against human targets”, Cameron told LA Times.
Don’t we have Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer for that?
Anyway, it could be a long time before Cameron puts Avatar in the rear view. There’s still a chance he complete the entire franchise himself, and if that’s the case he might want to take a break from directing anything. Here’s what we do know: if Cameron decides to make The Last Train from Hiroshima the next film he directs, it’s probably going to be a smash. Cameron’s track record tells us so.