According to a report over at Deadline, True Detective (S1, obvs) and Beasts Of No Nation director Cary Fukunaga is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of Stephen Walker's Shockwave: Countdown To Hiroshima, from a script by Hossein Amini (Drive).
Apparently, Walker's book focuses on the series of events that led up to the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima, "from the scientists who worked secretly on the Manhattan Project, some out of fear the Nazis would unleash one first if they didn’t, to President Truman White House that believed the Japanese would never give up and that countless casualties would be the result in a prolonged war, to the Japanese who witnessed the devastation and unimaginable horrors."
Fukunaga, who's currently gearing up to direct the Jonah Hill/Emma Stone series Maniac for Netflix, most recently worked with Amini on the script for TNT's The Alienist adaptation (at one point, Fukunaga himself was going to direct that series, but has since stepped down). Assuming it doesn't fall by the wayside like a number of other Fukunaga-helmed projects we can think of, this is an exciting marriage of creative team and subject matter.
For the time being, negotiations are ongoing. Stay tuned for updates as they occur. While we wait: have any of you read Walker's book? Sounds solid, and now I'm wondering if I should give it a whirl before the adaptation arrives.