I think it's pretty exciting too. I'm only puzzled Peter Bogdanovich isn't involved, I thought he knew everything there was to know about Welles. I'd think if anything might be in existence, Bogdanovich would have been on it.
That said, I recall the discovery of thousands of films found in a swimming pool in Canada a couple decades ago. Also found in a Canadian warehouse - tons of old 1920-40's film equipment, all in pristine condition. So you never know.
I like the film in it's present, truncated condition, can't imagine it better.
Thanks for the synopsis of the story & l