Seems Like Such A Waste
Could It Actually Happen?
All of the books are great it would be a waste not to continue the story line.
All together there were 21 novels based on Captain Jack Aubrey, the character played by Russell Crowe in Master and Commander, actually the first of the series.
Crowe reportedly wants another Master and Commander movie, and "there's still a long way to go" in adapting the Patrick O'Brian book The Reverse of the Medal into a film. At issue is acquiring the film rights to the novel.
I just finished watching the DVD of the movie again after previously reading about half the books. A sequel would be a no-brainer in my mind. The historical accuracy, directing, acting, cinematography, use of real ships.... it's magic. Whoever has the power to do this, should get a new one into the works.
There has been a lot of talk it will be the novel, The Reverse of the Medal that moves the setting ashore. Captain Aubrey is persuaded to sink some money into an investment scheme which soon enmeshes him in various criminal and even treasonous enterprises, which threaten to destroy his entire career.
Personally, I would like to see it happen, but only time will tell.