North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who died earlier this week, is to play himself in a film biopic of his life, state media has announced.
The late Great Leader, who was well-known for his supernatural antics during life, will begin filming the six-part epic next week after taking part in his own funeral on Thursday.
North Korean state-owned news broadcaster, Korean Revolutionary Audio Prescription (KRAP), praised Kim's "great resilience and true patriotic spirit worthy of his place in the people's hearts" for making the films, despite having died over a week ago.
The South Korean government has expressed "caution" over the North's latest claims, saying such announcements should be "taken with a pinch of salt".
According to KRAP reports, the deceased tyrant has used the period of mourning currently being held by North Korea in his honour to write the screenplay for the first three instalments and scout several filming locations.
"Just as he devoted his life to the great advancement of the revolutionary cause and the legacy of the Eternal President Kim Il-Sung, so the Great Leader Kim Jong-Il has become determined to devote his death to spreading the joyful news of national glory and prosperity," announced KRAP.
"Only Mighty and Great Kim Jung-Il could defy death with such skill and natural grace," it added.
The report went on to say that the film series would be given the "catchy" title: 'The Eternal and Most Wonderful Story of Kim Jong-Il and His Never Tiring Devotion to the Revolution and Greater Glory of the Korean People'.
Incidents from Kim's life and death that are likely to feature in the films include his famous round of golf - where he managed eleven holes-in-one - his ability to control the weather and his knack for inspiring international fashion trends.
Professor Brian Hopkins from the University of Skegness, an expert in both film and North Korea, said he was looking forward to seeing the first film in the series, which is due to be filmed in one week, with the dead Kim acting as director, producer and cameraman, in addition to writer and lead actor.
Prof Hopkins said: "Kim's always been known as a bit of a film buff, so really he's been studying his whole life for this.
"I can't wait to see how he blends his different plot lines and uses imagery as a strong tool to speak to his audience."