New ‘Master and Commander’ Film Officially in the Works

In an industry that is dominated by sequels and reboots, it’s a little bit surprising that 20th Century hasn’t looked into making any sequels to the Master and Commander series. But today, we learn that they’re finally doing exactly that.

The previous film, The Far Side of the World, helmed by Peter Weir, which was released in November 2003 and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany, was initially intended to be the starting point of many sequels but these never came to fruition.

However, a brand new entry within the universe is officially on the way with A Monster Calls screenwriter Patrick Ness tapped to write the screenplay for the upcoming film, although no announcement on who will be directing or producing the project has been made yet.

Naturally, since the project is still extremely early in development, there is also no word on whether or not Crowe will be returning to his role as Jack Aubrey or if another actor will take his place. Furthermore, it’s not currently known whether or not this new film is a sequel to The Far Side of the World or if it will serve as a reboot to the series.

Whenever we learn more about the project, Awards Radar will have the details. For now, fans of the original can get excited about sailing to the seas one more time.


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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