Netflix is set to adapt Paul McCartney‘s 2005 children’s novel High In The Clouds into an animated feature film.
The streaming service is set to work alongside Gaumont on the new production, which will be directed by Oscar nominee Timothy Reckart and feature production and original songs from the Beatle.
A synopsis for the film, based on the book by McCartneyGeoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardagh. reads: “An imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral finds himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds after he accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader (and fabulous singer!), who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix,” McCartney says of the new production. “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.”
He continued: “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.”
Paul McCartney recently waded in on the ongoing climate crisis, saying “the only people who aren’t responding are the government”.
“It changes really slowly, so all you can do is what the kids are doing, and protest and does everything you can,” he continued.
McCartney will headline the Saturday night of Glastonbury Festival 2020, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary festival.