The long-running legal battle over Orson Welles' lost movie "The Other Side of the Wind" is almost at an end - a decision about the film's release will be made "within weeks", according to a lawyer working on the case.
The actor/director's unfinished film, starring John Huston and Jeanne Moreau, was shot in 1972 but has been held up for decades by complicated financial issues and wrangling over ownership. However, Kenneth Sidle, a lawyer involved in the film rights dispute, has revealed some of the parties involved in the legal battle have now opted to sell their interests in the movie and negotiations about a cinema release are finally about to be concluded.
He tells Britain's The Observer newspaper, "We are in negotiations for the picture, which would lead to the finishing and public exhibition. Hopefully within the next few weeks we will know."