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Cary Fukunaga is directing a movie about the bombing of Hiroshima

(Photo: Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
(Photo: Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

True Detectives Cary Fukunaga is working on a project about a device that can leave pretty much anything—not just time—as a flat, rubble-strewn circle: the atom bomb. Deadline reports that Fukunaga, whose past credits include Sin Nombre and Beasts Of No Nation—has signed on to direct Shockwave, an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s non-fiction book about the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

Walker’s book looks at the bombing—which killed 300,000 people in the initial blast—from numerous perspectives, from the people who built the weapon, to the president who ordered its use, to the people whose lives it took. Hossein Amini—best known as the screenwriter for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive—will work to distill Walker’s far-flung atomic narrative into a script.

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