Netflix announced today (Dec. 10), that they have been working alongside film production company, Gaumont, to adapt Paul McCartney‘s book, High in the Clouds. The story will be developed into an animated feature and adapted for screen by Jon Croker (Paddington.)
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix,” said McCartney in a statement.
“They complement what is already an amazing team with Gaumont and we can think of no-one better to be working with to bring our film to a global audience. I’ve always loved animated films and this is a hugely important passion project for me. I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
Originally published in 2005, the popular children’s adventure novel by the Beatles vocalist, Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh follows the story of an imaginative teenage squirrel called Wirral who finds himself pulled into a gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds.
McCartney will take on the music aspects behind the scenes as he will provide music and original songs, and serve as producer. Oscar-nominee Timothy Recart (Head Over Heels) will go on to direct the film.