Crowe Considering New Master & Commander Movie


The Associated Press is reporting that Russell Crowe is in early talks to reprise the role of Jack Aubrey in a follow-up to 2003’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, directed by Peter Weir and co-starring Paul Bettany.

Crowe said on Friday that a script based mostly on the eleventh novel of Patrick O’Brian’s 20-novel series, “The Reverse of the Medal,” had been written.

“There’s still a long way to go,” Crowe said, adding that he had been talking with the owner of the rights to the novels.

“The Reverse of the Medal,” published in 1986, sees Aubrey in the Caribbean in his ship HMS Surprise, where he meets his illegitimate son Samuel Panda, a Catholic priest born from an illicit liaison.