Russell Crowe Asks Fans To Demand A Master And Commander Sequel

By Josh Tyler 2010-12-06 02:58:07discussion comments
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In my mind Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is almost without question the best, seafaring adventure movie ever made. Better still, unlike a lot of the movies Hollywood tries to force into a franchise mold in pursuit of more money, it naturally lends itself to a sequel. In fact itís based on a lengthy series of books by Patrick OíBrian. The sequels are already written, just sitting there waiting for someone to do something with them. Unfortunately the film achieved only modest results at the box office when it debuted in 2003 and despite a lot of initial enthusiasm for the project from everyone involved, thereís been no real movement to do anything with it. But Russell Crowe hasnít given up.

Crowe starred in the film as Captain Jack Aubrey and heís long held a great deal of affection for the film. So much so that heís now attempting to rally fans into pressuring Fox for the sequel Master & Commander so richly deserves. A few minutes ago Russell used Twitter to deliver this message:
If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts

It was back in mid-2009 here that we first heard Russell Crowe was working on developing a Master and Commander 2. Since then we havenít heard much about the project. Maybe Croweís tweet is just the result of random, after-midnight musings or maybe heís really been talking to Fox about getting it done and is looking for help in getting them on his side. Either way, Iíll bite. If thereís a fight, Iím on Capt. Jack Aubrey's side.

Since you probably donít have Tom Rothmanís email, Iíd like to suggest an alternative means of supporting Russell Croweís push to revive Master and Commander as a franchise. 20th Century Fox has recently set up a twitter account, to promote their upcoming movies. Rather than waiting on Russell to look up Rothmanís email address, simply click right here to tell 20th Century Fox how much you want Master and Commander 2. Rally together and hold fast!


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