New York: The last incomplete film that Orson Welles worked on before his death may finally get a release around the 100th anniversary of the legendary filmmaker's birth next May.
The director devoted the last fifteen years of his life obsessively working on 'The Other Side of the Wind' which remains unfinished. It is considered one of the most famous unreleased movies by cinema lovers.
The rights to the 1970 movie were caught in a legal battle between Welles's daughter Beatrice, his longtime companion and collaborator, Oja Kodar, and an Iranian-French production company, L'Astrophore.
A Los Angeles production company, Royal Road Entertainment, has said that it has reached an agreement with the parties to buy the rights. The producers aim to have it ready for a screening in time for May 6, the 100th anniversary of Welles's birth, reported the New York Times.
Much like his own life, the movie tells the story of an aging maverick director attempting a comeback. The director's role was played by John Huston who battles Hollywood establishment to finish his masterpiece. The 'Citizen Kane' helmer left behind a roughly 45-minute edited work print of the movie before his death in 1985.