Russell Crowe starts campaign for Master and Commander 2

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It’s been almost a decade and a half since Russell Crowe set sail in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Now the Oscar-winner is trying to get fans onboard for a second voyage.

On Twitter, Crowe informed his followers that a sequel isn’t out of the question, but Fox would need a little persuasion to get things going.

This isn’t the first time Crowe has pushed for a Master and Commander sequel, as he previously posted this back in 2010.

The original Master and Commander received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. It wasn’t exactly a financial success, however, grossing just over $200 million against a $150 million budget. Back in 2005, director Peter Weir mentioned that a sequel would be “most unlikely.”

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Should the adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey continue, or should Master and Commander 2 sink to the depths of development hell along with Gladiator 2?

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Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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