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Stephen Walker’s SHOCKWAVE to become a film

Stephen Walker’s non-fiction book SHOCKWAVE: COUNTDOWN TO HIROSHIMA is set to be made into a film, produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin.

SHOCKWAVE tells the story of the events that led up to the Monday morning in August 1945 when a five-ton bomb was dropped from an American plane onto the Japanese city of Hiroshima, soon to be followed by another that devastated Nagasaki. The book tells the stories that led to that fateful day, from the scientists who worked secretly on the Manhattan Project, to the belief of President Truman’s White House that the Japanese would never give up, to the Japanese who witnessed the devastation and unimaginable horrors.

Universal Pictures is negotiating with Cary Fukunaga to direct and for Hossein Amini to write the film.