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Fukunaga to talk about Hiroshima

Image According to the portal Сomingsoon , Universal has taken on the development of a project called Shockwave . The film will tell about the events that took place before the infamous air raid on Hiroshima. In the director's chair, corporation bosses see Cary Fukunaga . The film will be based on Stephen Walker's bestseller Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima .

The abstract to the book is as follows:“August 1945. On an ordinary quiet morning, an American bomber dropped the Kid on Hiroshima. - an atomic bomb weighing several tons. A firestorm of unknown power hit the city, which was home to 300,000 people. The destructive force of the explosion was such that the buildings and landmarks of the city were literally wiped off the face of the earth, and a third of its population died immediately. This raid marked the beginning of the atomic era, which resulted in decades of paranoia, mistrust and real fear of the potential destruction of humanity.

Stephen Walker recreates in the pages of his book a period of three weeks: from the first successful bomb test in the New Mexico desert to the tragedy and its aftermath. He looks at what happened through the eyes of pilots, scientists, civilian casualties, and world leaders. This is a striking, lively, scary and memorable portrait of a tragic event - a shock wave, the consequences of which are still felt. ”


Carey Fukunaga became widely known for his work in the television sector. For example, in 2015 he released the shocking anti-war film Rootless Animals, which was included in the main program of the Venice Film Festival . As for the big screen, for a long time Fukunaga was attached as a director to the new adaptation of Stephen King's novel It, but in the summer of 2015 he left this post without an agreement with New Line Cinema b>about working conditions.

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Author: Jake Pinkman