THE LORD OF THE RINGS star Billy Boyd is getting ready to set sail for the high seas with Russell Crowe again after revealing plans to make a sequel to seafaring drama MASTER + COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD.

The British actor reveals he is among the stars in negotiations to reprise their characters for the sequel.

He tells "There are, like, 21 books of Master and Commander, and Fox (movie studio) already own the ship, so a lot of people, I think, were confused as to why there hasn't been a sequel yet. We'll just have to wait and see."

Boyd states director Peter Weir has promised not to kill his character, BARRETT BONDEN, off if he does make a sequel to the 2003 movie, but insists the Scot will die in a third film.

Boyd adds, "Peter said that I won't die in the next one, but he said I will die in the third one. So I've still got another movie, and then I've got a death scene. So, great.

"I do hope they make some more as I had great fun making that film."

30/06/2005 01:50