Orson Welles Gets Back Into Movie Business

Late filmmaker’s narration of kids book is being used as basis of Drac Studios film

Last Updated: March 26, 2010 @ 10:15 AM

Orson Welles is back in the movie business. A rare recording only recently discovered of the late filmmaker narrating a children’s Christmas novel is being used as the basis for a film.

Drac Studios is in development on "Christmas Tails," a 3D live-action/CG movie to be directed by Todd Tucker and narrated by Welles, who died in 1985. Drac is best known as a special effects and makeup shop for movies including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," but now is moving into full-fledged production.

"It’s a movie about how Santa’s dog saves Christmas, but on one level, this a story about the discovery of Orson’s lost tapes," Drac president Harvey Lowry said.

Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.