Synopsis: During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
About Peter Weir & John Collee:
Peter Weir was born on August 21, 1944 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Peter Lindsay Weir. He is a director and writer, known for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), The Way Back (2010) and The Truman Show (1998).
John Collee studied medicine at Edinburgh University and has worked as a doctor in the UK, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, the Solomon Islands, and the former Soviet Union.
In addition to his film and TV work he has written three novels – Kingsley’s Touch, Paper Mask (1990) and The Rig, (all published by Penguin.) – and contributed a weekly column to The Observer Newspaper.
His adaptation of Paper Mask was his first produced screenplay.
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