Master and Commander 2
Release Date: TBA
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Sequel
Production Phase: Script Stage
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Premise: Commander Jack Aubrey sails on the HMS Surprise to the Caribbean where he discovers that he has an illegitimate son, now grown to adulthood and a Catholic priest.... More »
Friday, July 17, 2009
Russell Crowe revealed to The Associated Press (and subsequently picked up by USA Today) that a completed script for a second Master and Commander movie exists. Based mainly on author Patrick O'Brian's eleventh novel (The Reverse of the Medal) in his series about the life of a British naval commander during the early part of the 19th century, Crowe's Commander Aubrey ventures to the Caribbean and discovers that he has an illegitimate son who is now a priest. Material from other Master and Commander books have also been included in the script, a process that was also utilized for the screenplay for the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
Crowe told the AP that the sequel was just one of many future projects he was considering and that "There's still a long way to go," before M&C2 could become a reality. The writer who penned the sequel was not revealed in either reports.
On a reported budget of $150 million dollars the first Master and Commander movie only earned $93 million dollars domestic and another $118 million from worldwide venues.- Associated Press, USA Today. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
In an interview with director Peter Weir, the filmmaker is asked about whether he would ever do a sequel to his 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
"No, it's, I think, most unlikely," Weir replied. "Somebody said to me the other day that they'd seen something on the Net. The way the Net is now, it's like a kind of rumor mill. But I think they would have contacted me. I think that while it did well ... ish at the box office, it didn't generate that kind of monstrous, rapid income that provokes a sequel."- The Seattle Times. Comment on this Scoop (0)