Crowe Wants Fans' Support for a 'Master and Commander' Sequel
Though its been a while since we've heard anything about a sequel to Peter Weir's 2003 adventure-drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, that's not stopping Russell Crowe from crying out for support. The actor recently tweeted: "If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts." This is the same Rothman that supposedly had a hand in ruining Wolverine and is now holding back on Master and Commander. Some may remember that Crowe did say a script had been written based off of another novel, but it was still in the very early stages.
We haven't heard much since that update a few summers ago, but it sounds like it hasn't moved very far. According to Crowe, they're looking to adapt the eleventh novel of Patrick O'Brian's 20-novel series, titled The Reverse of the Medal, again chronicling another high seas "adventure" involving Captain Jack Aubrey, the character Crowe originally played. I don't know if emailing Rothman (anyone know his email?) is going to help a period thriller set mostly on a ship, but 20th Century Fox is apparently getting the message, as 24 Frames says a Fox rep stated: "Getting a lot of tweets about Master & Commander sequel, I'll look into it."
I admittedly wouldn't mind seeing a sequel. I'm a fan of the first Master and Commander movie, although I haven't seen it in quite a while, so I'm not sure if it holds up anymore, but I thought it was an entertaining and fascinating look at an intriguing story that we don't normally get to see. At the same time, I'm sure Fox is satisfied with their upcoming takes-place-on-a-boat sequel adaptation The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which is poised to have a solid opening this weekend anyway. Maybe if that does well, they'll consider making the Master and Commander sequel. Or at least I'm sure that's what Russell Crowe wants. But what about you guys? How many of you want to see another Master and Commander?