Avatar might still be riding high on both sides of the Atlantic, but James Cameron’s next project is looking increasingly unlikely to happen.
Cameron wrote the introduction to Dr Charles Pellegrino’s historical account, The Last Train From Hiroshima, and had announced plans to adapt it for the big screen.
However, some digging from the Associated Press revealed that some of Pellegrino’s sources may have been fabricated, with one of his interviewees having falsely claimed to have been present on the Enola Gay when the bomb was dropped. Pellegrino’s publishers, Henry Holt, have wasted little time in pulling the book from retailers’ shelves while the row continues
On top of that, the good doctor’s title has also been questioned by the AP, who claim to have discovered that the University of Wellington (where Pellegrino’s PHD was supposedly issued) has no record of him on their books.
All of which is rather embarrassing for Cameron, who has provided the foreword for a number of Pellegrinois books, as well as hiring him as an ‘advisor’ on Avatar. Expect a raft of accuracy complaints from the Na’avi any day now…
Should Jim stick to alien antics? Let us know!