In what's sure to be thrilling news for film fans, Netflix has announced that they will be funding the completion of the Orson Welles' unfinished final film, "The Other Side of the Wind."
"Citizen Kane" is widely considered to be the greatest film ever made. I'm personally partial to "Touch of Evil," which has one of the most spectacularly entrancing long take shots in history. Check it out below:
Either way, there's no doubting Welles' filmmaking prowess. A 2015 Indiegogo campaign failed to raise the needed funds to finish his final work (check out the video above for a good summary of the story), but now, Netflix has picked up the rights and will complete editing of the film according to Welles' notes. Producers Frank Marshall and Peter Bogdonovich, who both worked on the original, are both ecstatic at the news, having worked for decades to complete the film. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos notes:
Netflix has not yet announced a release date, but the negatives have already been shipped from Paris to Los Angeles to begin the process. It's exciting news for film buffs everywhere!
[via No Film School]