In 1970 the legendary actor and filmmaker Orson Welles began filming his movie “The Other Side of the Wind” and filming wrapped in 1972. The editing was reportedly a slow process that was only 40% complete by 1979 – a year that ended with various legal complications about the ownership of the film. The negatives ended up locked away in a vault in Paris while legal complications were fought over for decades to come.
Eventually in 2014 it was announced that an agreement had been made and that Frank Marshall would complete the movie and get it released and 2017 Netflix acquired the distribution rights to the film. Marshall has now confirmed that Netflix are working on a theatrical release of the film although there are no further details on availability or dates.
The film that will bookend Orson's amazing body of work, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, photographed by Gary Graver, will be coming soon! https://t.co/LABcMXrKj5
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) May 27, 2018
Please tell me it’s a theatrical release!
— Patrick Read Johnson (@moonwatcher1) May 27, 2018