London, March 30 (ANI): The last professional recordings of Orson Welles will now be turned into a children’s film 25 years after the filmmaker’s death.
The show reels, which contain footage of Welles narrating a children”s Christmas novel, were believed to have been lost.
Now Welles voice will be interspersed throughout the film Christmas Tails.
Christmas Tails’ author Richard Leeds had requested his friend Welles to narrate the story for him in 1985 making five reels of recordings.
Welles passed away after a few months later while the reels lay unknown in a cupboard in Leeds” home in Las Vegas.
Harvey Lowry, President of Drac Studios, which produced The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, contacted Leeds in 2009 after hearing a rumour about the tapes.
“This is a substantial find, something a filmmaker dreams of,” the Telegraph quoted Lowry, as telling The Independent.
The tapes were placed in a chemical bath and digitally remastered because they were quite old.
According to Lowry, several Hollywood actors want to star in the film, to be helmed by Todd Tucker.
The movie will have 3D live-action and computer graphics.
The plot follows Father Christmas’ panic after his reindeer fell ill nearly forcing him to cancel his annual deliveries before his dog comes to his rescue. (ANI)