Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a perfect movie that never found its audience. It should have been the start of a sprawling franchise of adaptations of the twenty-plus book Aubrey-Maturin series but instead we’ve been stuck with just one fantastic movie from this series for the past 14 years.
But maybe not anymore.
Russell Crowe took to twitter today and posted the following, implying that if we make enough noise about it Fox might finally make a sequel.
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 . pic.twitter.com/HqyE8y15Uu— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017
Look, I don’t want to get my hopes up here. In case you can’t tell Master and Commander is one of my favourite films of the last 20 years, probably even in my all time top ten if I’m honest, so the prospect of a sequel is an exciting one and the power of the internet has saved things before. So even though it seems like a pipe dream maybe you all could make some noise on twitter about this and we’ll get a sequel one of my favourite movies.