Back in July 2011 I told you exclusively that Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye, the founders of New Line Cinema, had made a deal with Paul McCartney for an animated film based on his children’s book called “High in the Clouds.” Lynne and Shaye had just started their new Unique Films.
Time passed, the project drifted. Sadly, the beloved Michael Lynn passed away this year, a shock to everyone.
Now comes news that “High in the Clouds” has moved to Netflix, like everything else. McCartney is still producing and writing original songs. The screenplay is from Jon Croker, who is directing the piece based on the book which was co-written with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.
Lynne and Shaye keep their producing credit, their last one together. Other producers are Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian (Gaumont).
This is one of many projects for Paul. He’s also writing the music for the Broadway version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” You can also hear many interstitial interviews with him on the Beatles Sirius XM channel (18) that are really lovely.