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 in 2017 Netflix acquired the distribution rights to the film. Netflix have now released the trailer and the premiere date of November 2nd. It may also get a theatrical release but there are no details about that yet.
Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford (a revelatory John Huston) returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his comeback: a career summation that can only be the work of cinema’s most adventurous filmmaker, Orson Welles.