Russell Crowe is pushing for a sequel to his 2003 movie "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World". He wants fans to bombard studio bosses at 20th Century Fox with messages to back his campaign.
The "Gladiator" star is keen to reprise his role as Jack Aubrey in the film based on the Napoleonic Wars. And he's posted a message on Twitter.com in a bid to garner support from his fans to help resurrect the film.
He writes, "If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail (film executive) Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts." And Crowe's appeal has already worked - a Fox spokesperson has revealed the company has so far been inundated with requests for the movie and admits staff are now looking into the prospect.
In a post on Twitter.com, the representative writes, "Getting a lot of tweets about Master & Commander sequel, I'll look into it (I'd love one, too, but as you all know a LOT goes into it.)"