Seriously, where is the war?
Both the movie and the book exist in the context of World War II, and the stresses that it provoked in American naval personnel. Queeg has a legitimate reason to be erratic, in both cases: ‘American naval officer’ was a highly dangerous and toll-taking job in the 1940s. I’m not really sure that a peacetime story can work, in this context.
Guess we’ll see.