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Tango0127 Nov 2017 10:22 p.m. PST

"In the legion of would-be franchise-starters that never got a follow-up, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is towards the top of the list of films wholly deserving of a sequel. The 2003 drama earned 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Peter Weir, and scored two wins for Best Cinematography and Sound Editing. But against a budget of $150 USD million, the sea-set Napoleonic War pic scored only $212 USD million at the box office, making its sequel prospects unlikely.

Which was a shame because the potential was all there. The film was based on one of 20 novels in Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey-Maturin series, and star Russell Crowe was more than game to continue on as Captain Jack Aubrey. Now, nearly 15 years later, Crowe says movement on a Master and Commander sequel may actually be happening…"
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YES!….

Amicalement
Armand

Green Tiger28 Nov 2017 2:03 a.m. PST

Woo hoo!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 2:50 a.m. PST

I'd pay to see it!

Dan
PS. I still want to know if the doctor finds his bird. :)

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 4:30 a.m. PST

Excellent film, would like to see more.

Mike Target28 Nov 2017 4:57 a.m. PST

YAY!

KniazSuvorov28 Nov 2017 4:58 a.m. PST

The problem being the scriptwriter cherry-picked scenes and one-liners from throughout the series to write the first movie. For fans of the books, it was already more of a "best of" rather than a coherent adaptation of a single story.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

I didn't know that. Well that'll definitely screw up with everyone's timelines. :)

Dan

Choctaw28 Nov 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

KniazSuvorov is correct but I would still love to see this happen.

WarWizard28 Nov 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

I would really want to see this…good news!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

Agreed!

vicmagpa128 Nov 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

i hope so!

ModelJShip28 Nov 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

That news is great!

Tango0128 Nov 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Happy you like the news boys!! (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 1:59 p.m. PST

That would be terrific.

Rogues128 Nov 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

I'm in.

Charlie 1228 Nov 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

Never happen…

Tango0128 Nov 2017 10:48 p.m. PST

Glad you like the news too my friends!

Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Nov 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Double Feature, with the 4 hour version of S Bondarchuk's Waterloo

Tango0129 Nov 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Charlie 12….

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Amicalement
Armand

General Kirchner29 Nov 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

I would be curious as to which books they would pick scenes from?

the first movie had clips form several different books in the series.

it worked pretty well, and am curious as to how they would portray lucky jack, since in so many of the books he is a combination hero and butt of jokes, and in the movie he was not at all.

will they try ot get Maturins spy part of his character?

Vincent Solfronk Inactive Member29 Nov 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

Probably have the film set in the Far East fighting the French. Would provide for an Asian film market ($$$).

14Bore30 Nov 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

Oh I hope so

Sebastian Palmer Inactive Member08 Dec 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

I'd definitely like to see another Master & Commander movie. The way the first one ends it's begging for a follow up…

Another film series deserving of further instalments is Ted Turner's ACW stuff. As far as I know Gods & Generals was the last. There was going to be another, but it hasn't happened… anyone know about that one?

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 5:55 p.m. PST

I'd push for one of the five-novel circumnavigation of the globe set. These are: The Thirteen Gun Salute,The Nutmeg of Consolation, Clarissa Oakes, The Wine-Dark Sea, and The Commodore.

To narrow this down, either "Nutmeg" (they fight Dyaks, for Goodness sake) or "Clarissa" (love interest & they beat an unholy alliance between the French & the Americans).

But anything would do.

Charlie 1208 Dec 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

Another film series deserving of further instalments is Ted Turner's ACW stuff. As far as I know Gods & Generals was the last. There was going to be another, but it hasn't happened… anyone know about that one?

Dear God, NO!! After the farce that was the gawdawful Gods and Generals, Turner dropped any further ACW films. And thank the Maker for that!

Charlie 1208 Dec 2017 7:04 p.m. PST

As for a Master and Commander sequel…

Forget it….

First one made $212 USDM on a budget of $150 USDM. NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE is going to throw down the money on that kind of return.

devsdoc08 Dec 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

He's to old to play the part!
Be safe
Rory

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2017 7:50 p.m. PST

He's to old to play the part!

Not really. If we assume Aubrey was born in 1770

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then he is 45 during The Hundred Days. Crowe is 53.

Tango0109 Dec 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

And he is fat!… (both)

Amicalement
Armand

Digby Green24 Dec 2017 2:38 a.m. PST

Charlie12

$62 USD million dollars is quite a bit of money.
I could live on that quite easily.

Are you suggesting that movie producers expect say a 100 percent return.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP24 Dec 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

I would guess Disney now has the rights to the movie. They bought 20th Century Fox. A counter maybe to the Pirates of the Caribbean fantasy series……?

Charlie 1225 Dec 2017 4:45 p.m. PST

$62.00 USD million dollars is quite a bit of money.
I could live on that quite easily.

Are you suggesting that movie producers expect say a 100 percent return.

Yes, that's exactly what I'm suggesting. For a theatrical sequel to work, you need proof that there's an active market howling for a repeat. M&C ain't got it. First, there's no active market; the last book came out in '04 (and not long after that O'Brien died). So there's no 'buzz' surrounding the product. Second, period piece sailing yarns are gawd awful expensive to produce (even with extensive CGI; that doesn't come cheap, either). Finally, getting the 2 principal actors on board won't be cheap; Crowe alone could eat your budget alive.

You'd have better luck getting interest in an extended TV series (like Game of Thrones) with a new cast. But even that would be risky.

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