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Unfinished Orson Welles movie could be screened in 2015

By AFP/RelaxnewsMovies - 31 October 2014 6:00 AM

Unfinished Orson Welles movie could be screened in 2015

'The Other Side of the Wind' could finally make it to the silver screen next May, in time for the centenary of the filmmaker's birth, The New York Times reports.

Thirty years after his death, Orson Welles' last film could finally be unveiled to the public.

The American production company Royal Road has just acquired the rights to the unfinished film 'The Other Side of the Wind', putting an end to a multi-year legal battle between the director's daughter Beatrice Welles, his last companion Oja Kodar and the Franco-Iranian production company L'Apostrophe.

A satire on the modern film industry, the feature centers on an aging director attempting to finish his movie in spite of difficulties caused by the Hollywood establishment.

Filmed in the 1970s, the project hit a road block due to production issues, and only 45 minutes of footage were shot and edited.

Welles spent his last decade trying to complete the work, which remained unfinished upon his death in 1985.

John Huston, Susan Strasberg, Lilli Palmer and Dennis Hopper are the stars of the unfinished film, from which only a few scenes have been revealed to the public.

Producers at Royal Road say they aim to have the existing 45 minutes ready for a screening on 6 May 2015, the 100th anniversary of Orson Welles' birth.