*Spike Lee s is in negotiations to direct “Nagasaki Deadline,” a thriller for Lightstorm Entertainment’s James Cameron, Jon Landau and Rae Sanchini.

The film centers on an emotionally damaged FBI agent who must decipher historic events in a desperate race to avert a terrorist plot, according to Deadline New York.

The project was originally written by David and Peter Griffiths for Fox, but eventually ended up at Alcon Entertainment — with William Broyles hired to rewrite the script, and Martin Campbell attached to direct. Campbell went on to direct “Green Lantern” instead.

Nagasaki Deadline is expected to begin production sometime next year.