Steve Weintraub is currently at CinemaCon, which is where the studios promote their upcoming films to theater owners. Before the Warner Bros. presentation, Steve spoke with The Nice Guys star Russell Crowe about the film, which stars Crowe and Ryan Gosling as an enforcer and a P.I., respectively, who team up to investigate the disappearance of a young woman.
During their conversation, Crowe talked about his thoughts on The Nice Guys and if it met his expectations, working with Shane Black, and memories of working on Man of Steel.
What do I need to do as a fan to get another Master and Commander?
RUSSELL CROWE: I think it’s just something you need to talk to the studio about because the possibility of doing another one is there, and even though I’m not contracted to it, I’d love to play that character again, because after playing that character I kept reading the books, and there are so many wonderful stories. But that was a very expensive movie for its time, so that’s something that has to be examined.
Something else that’s difficult is you also have the estate of Patrick O’Brian, you have the original studio, which I think was Samuel Goldwyn, then you have Fox, who was the principal studio that made it, but they made it in partnership with Universal and Miramax. So it’s very complex to try and get those people on the same page and working towards a second one. Not that I’m trying to do that, but I get asked this question quite a lot.
The Nice Guys opens May 20th. Here’s a time index of the interview:
- 0:20 – His thoughts on The Nice Guys and if it met his expectations.
- 0:58 – What it was like working with Shane Black.
- 2:33 – What needs to happen to get another Master and Commander movie off the ground.
- 3:48 – What’s next for him.
- 4:30 – His memories from shooting Man of Steel.