North Korea has started making a documentary film series on the ailing leader Kim Jong II's life for the first time.

The documentaries are to show Kim's life from birth to his ascension as successor to his father, the official Korean Central News Agency said late Wednesday.

The first part of the series is to be titled 'I Will Add Glory to Korea', the report said.

The latest documentary follows intelligence reports that he is preparing to transfer power to his youngest son after suffering a stroke last year.

South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper said Thursday that the regime began producing a similar film about Kim's late father, national founder, in 1993 a year before he died of heart failure, The Wall Street Journal reports.

“I think Kim Jong Il may have decided to make the final cut of the documentary outlining his life while he is still physically able to do so,” said Yang Moo Jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.

Recent reports said that Kim suffers from pancreatic cancer.