We reported last month that Avatar director James Cameron had optioned a book on the survivors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion and now it seems that the book won't be published. The Associated Press is reporting that Henry Holt and Company has halted publication of The Last Train From Hiroshima: The Survivors Look Back.
The publishing house told AP that the book's author Charles Pellegrino, "was not able to answer" certain concerns the publisher had, including whether or not the two main characters in the book actually existed or not. Here is part of the statement the publisher released to AP.
"It is with deep regret that Henry Holt and Company announces that we will not print, correct or ship copies of Charles Pellegrino's `The Last Train from Hiroshima,'" the publisher said in a statement issued to the AP.
""The author of any work of nonfiction 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."
It was believed that the film deal Cameron had struck with Pellegrino was likely dead. You can CLICK HERE to read the full article.