A recently discovered recording of the late Orson Welles narrating a children’s Christmas novel will be employed in the 3D live-action/CG hybrid movie “Christmas Tails” says Indie Movies Online.
Robert X. Leed penned the book back in the early 80’s and got his friend, Welles, to make five reel-to-reel recordings narrating the book in 1985. Several months later Welles passed away and the recording has essentially been sitting on a shelf.
Now, special effects studio Drac Studios (“Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) will develop an adaptation of the story in which ill reindeer makes Santa consider cancelling Christmas, and the group of canines who team to help save the day.
Todd Tucker will direct from a script by Matt Thompson.