When you’re ready to hit the theaters, Netflix is bringing back The Greatest Movie Never Made.
The documentary film from director Rob Reiner and producer/writer John Landis will be streaming exclusively on the streaming service on February 28, 2019.
Reiner told Entertainment Weekly that he and his team were so excited to bring this documentary to Netflix, and we are so excited that we can bring it back.
The Great Gags has been an iconic cult classic, and Reiner was inspired to bring it to Netflix by the success of his upcoming feature, The Greatest Gift Ever Sold, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“We’ve had a blast bringing The Greatest Gatsbys to Netflix,” he said.
“And as the movie has grown in popularity, we’ve been overwhelmed by the response we’ve received.
We were surprised by the incredible response we received from people who saw the film and are looking forward to seeing it again.”
Netflix is also bringing back the acclaimed short film and short film from Reiner’s 2013 short film The Secret World of Arrietty, as well as a re-imagined version of the documentary that he co-wrote and directed with director Josh Gad.
The film is based on Reiner writing and directing The Great Gift, a satirical look at the lives of two families in the mid-20th century.
“I’m really looking forward [to seeing the new version],” Reiner said.
“‘The Greatest Gift’ has been a huge inspiration for me.
It’s the first movie I’ve ever written and directed.
I’ve had to put my entire heart into it, because it’s such an honest story.”
The Great Gifts was nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Animated Feature, and earned Reiner a nomination for Best Director for his portrayal of the Gatsbrands’ patriarch, Charles Gatsbrough.
“It’s really been a pleasure to share with the world my love of the films and how I came up with these characters,” he told Entertainment Week.
“The Great Gifts has been the most fun and the most rewarding thing to me, and I’m so grateful that I get to share it with Netflix.”
The film will premiere on Netflix on February 29.
For more from Reiners work, check out the film’s trailer below: