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how in the hell did a great movie like this never get a sequel.
hollywood throws a sequel at pretty much anything, and there's a lot of uncovered material from the book series that's there for the taking.
i should be a hollywood producer.


Production Budget: $150 million

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $93,927,920 44.3%
+ Foreign: $118,083,191 55.7%
= Worldwide: $212,011,111

Add 30-50 million for marketing
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how in the hell did a great movie like this never get a sequel.

MASTER AND COMMANDER was intended to be a multi-sequel franchise, but FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD wasn't regarded as an especially big hit -- even though it's made plenty of money on video, VOD, cable, etc. in the years since.

It also had the unfortunate coincidence of being released in the exact same year as another nautically themed period piece called PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. PIRATES was a much bigger hit, making MASTER AND COMMANDER appear to be a comparitive flop.
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MASTER AND COMMANDER was intended to be a multi-sequel franchise, but FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD wasn't regarded as an especially big hit -- even though it's made plenty of money on video, VOD, cable, etc. in the years since.
It also had the unfortunate coincidence of being released in the exact same year as another nautically themed period piece called PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. PIRATES was a much bigger hit, making MASTER AND COMMANDER appear to be a comparitive flop.

Too bad because MAC was a far superior film. I really enjoyed it.

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how in the hell did a great movie like this never get a sequel.
hollywood throws a sequel at pretty much anything, and there's a lot of uncovered material from the book series that's there for the taking.
i should be a hollywood producer.


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Director Peter Weir, asked in 2005 if he would do a sequel, stated he thought it "most unlikely", and after disclaiming internet rumors to the contrary, stated "I think that while it did well...ish at the box office, it didn't generate that monstrous, rapid income that provokes a sequel." In 2007 the film was included on a list of "13 Failed Attempts To Start Film Franchises" by The A.V. Club, noting that "... the Aubrey-Maturin novels remain untapped cinematic ground." In December 2010 Russell Crowe launched an appeal on Twitter to get the sequel made: "If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts". Early 2012 20th Century Fox and Universal Studios have both expressed thoughts for a possible sequel to be released in 2014.

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Russell Crowe revealed to The Associated Press (and subsequently picked up by USA Today) that a completed script for a second Master and Commander movie exists. Based mainly on author Patrick O'Brian's eleventh novel (The Reverse of the Medal) in his series about the life of a British naval commander during the early part of the 19th century, Crowe's Commander Aubrey ventures to the Caribbean and discovers that he has an illegitimate son who is now a priest. Material from other Master and Commander books have also been included in the script, a process that was also utilized for the screenplay for the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Crowe told the AP that the sequel was just one of many future projects he was considering and that "There's still a long way to go," before M&C2 could become a reality. The writer who penned the sequel was not revealed in either reports.

On a reported budget of $150 million dollars the first Master and Commander movie only earned $93 million dollars domestic and another $118 million from worldwide venues.

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and we get a sequel to the expendables but not mac...................


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The movie lost money at the boxoffice and likely only went into the black after years of DVD and cable showings. A shame, as it is a wonderful film.

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The movie lost money at the boxoffice and likely only went into the black after years of DVD and cable showings. A shame, as it is a wonderful film.

Indeed. It's actually one of the few films I can rewatch anytime.
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The movie lost money at the boxoffice and likely only went into the black after years of DVD and cable showings. A shame, as it is a wonderful film.

I think the lack of foreign revenue is what killed it -- or at least has been the reason why nobody has made a sequel. The books were international bestsellers and the movie had multiple studios involved with foreign rights being key to the film's success, and yet the foreign was barely more than the U.S. gross. frown.gif

It's too bad, because the film didn't "lose money", it just didn't do nearly what they were expecting on a pretty hefty budget at that. Perhaps if the budget was scaled back a bit they could make a sequel feasible.
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I really hope the sequel somehow unites Horatio Hornblower and Captain Jack Aubrey...
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I really hope the sequel somehow unites Horatio Hornblower and Captain Jack Aubrey...

i would take any kind of sequel at this point,

even if it has jar jar binks.

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I really hope the sequel somehow unites Horatio Hornblower and Captain Jack Aubrey...

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i would take any kind of sequel at this point,

even if it has jar jar binks.

Well there are rumors that P Jackson has been looking at "Temeraire;" which is roughly what you'd get if you dropped dragons into a M&C/HH story.

That's a lot more encouraging than having to wish for Jar Jar to return.eek.gif



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Well there are rumors that P Jackson has been looking at "Temeraire;" which is roughly what you'd get if you dropped dragons into a M&C/HH story.

That's a lot more encouraging than having to wish for Jar Jar to return.eek.gif




who's riding that dragon?


looks like jar jar

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No dragons please.... Just more napoleonic warfare...
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who's riding that dragon?


looks like jar jar

Those are arms, not ears. biggrin.gif That would be Captain William Laurence, formerly of the Royal Navy.

Think mid-series Aubrey who loses his ship/commission when a French ship they capture turns out to have a near-hatched dragon egg aboard (a Chinese gift to Napoleon), and who is transferred to the much less prestigious Royal Aerial Corps along with the now-bonded-to-him dragon. All the naval officers pity him.

The books read like straight Napoleonic-era combat except there is the third dimension of an air force to be contended with and additional sentient species on the planet. It's not POB, but it's fun.

We have our heading. Here we gooooooo!
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Those are arms, not ears. biggrin.gif That would be Captain William Laurence, formerly of the Royal Navy.

Think mid-series Aubrey who loses his ship/commission when a French ship they capture turns out to have a near-hatched dragon egg aboard (a Chinese gift to Napoleon), and who is transferred to the much less prestigious Royal Aerial Corps along with the now-bonded-to-him dragon. All the naval officers pity him.

The books read like straight Napoleonic-era combat except there is the third dimension of an air force to be contended with and additional sentient species on the planet. It's not POB, but it's fun.
That does sound like fun, I hope Jackson will stick with this.

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Historical fiction only please...
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God I love this film. And they did the best they could without spending money. At least we didn't get a low bitrate transfer to boot. I spent a whopping 5 bucks on it.
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Master and Commander had some absolutely excellent visual effects: the kind you could hardly tell were applied... they looked natural and seamless. You can't say that about most SFX today.

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Definitely salivating over a master and commander and Horatio hornblower combined movie...
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Definitely salivating over a master and commander and Horatio hornblower combined movie...

I guess one can dream...........
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