Russell Crowe teases sequel to Master and Commander
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 November 2017
Screen icon Russell Crowe has teased a "potential" sequel for the hit 2003 maritime war movie 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World'
Russell Crowe has teased a "potential" sequel to the 2003 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World'.
The 53-year-old actor starred as Captain Jack Aubrey in the maritime war movie helmed by Peter Weir, but despite the film not doing great at the box office and ended a proposed franchise, but now Crowe has teased he does "hear whispers" about a second voyage.
In a Twitter post, he wrote: "For the Aubrey Maturin lovers, I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility. So O'Brian affectionate's and aficionados, let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure. (sic)"
The movie is a lose adaptation of the Aubrey-Maturin novels by Patrick O'Brian and combined elements from 13 different novels but the main premise comes from 'The Far Side of the World'.
However, the film adaptation takes place in 1805, during the Napoleonic wars, instead of 1813 during the Anglo-American War of 1812 and it's reported this was changed in order not to offend American audiences.
The film follows brash Captain Aubrey and his trust friend Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany) aboard the H.M.S Surprise as they are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast.
Although Napoleon is winning the war and the men and their crew face an onslaught of obstacles, "Lucky Jack" is determined that nothing will stop the Surprise from completing its mission.
'Master and Commander' was critically well received and was nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture.
Winning in two categories - Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing - the film lost out in all other categories to the final instalment of the 'Lord of the Rings' franchise.