Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was an adventurous ride in both cinematic and story-telling form. However it wasn’t a film that was destined for a sequel. That may all change though as star Russell Crowe recently took to social media to ask fans if they wanted a follow-up:
“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”
Directed by Peter Weir, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World took place in 1805 aboard the H.M.S. Surprise, captained by Jack Aubrey (Crowe). Together with his trusted friend, the ship’s surgeon, Stephen Maturin (Paul Bettany), the crew are ordered to hunt down and capture a powerful French vessel off the South American coast.
With Napoleon winning the war and the men and their crew facing an onslaught of obstacles, including their own internal battles, “Lucky Jack” rises to occasion despite numerous obstacles determined to complete his mission.
The film garnered decent box-office returns but managed to reap 10 Oscar nominations, ultimately winning two for Best Cinematography and Sound Editing. Perhaps 15 years could be too long for a sequel, unless Crowe knows something that fans don’t about this enticing sequel idea.