Russell Crowe Teases a Possible ‘Master and Commander’ Sequel
High on the list of movies that deserve sequels that never got one is Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The 2003 nautical adventure film starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany was inspired by novels from the series by author Patrick O’Brian. But there were 20 completed books in the series, so there is tons of material to explore about the adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey (Crowe) and his friend and his ship’s surgeon Dr. Stephen Maturin (Bettany).
Despite solid grosses and huge critical acclaim, a second Master and Commander movie never materialized. (The first film cost a reported $200 million, which might have had something to do with that.) But the film’s reputation has grown over the years, and the interest in another movie hasn’t waned. And now it seems there’s a new chance of seeing Aubrey and Maturin back on the high seas. Earlier today, Crowe tweeted:
As I’m writing this, Crowe’s tweet already has 600 retweets, enough to get our attention, but probably not enough to get a second Master and Commander put into production. (I saw a tweet recently with a cat high-fiving an owl that had like 10,000 retweets, and I’m pretty sure that didn’t cost $200 million to produce.) If you’re one of those Master and Commander hardcores that wants the HMS Surprise to return to friend waters once more, it’s time to click that retweet button.
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