Paul McCartney’s long-gestating animated film High In The Clouds has moved a step closer to the big screen after finding its writer. Jon Croker, who wrote The Woman In Black: Angel of Death and worked on the production draft of Paddington, has signed up to pen the movie.
The project has been in development since 2009 with French studio Gaumont, which has offices in Beverly Hills, optioning it earlier this year.
The film is based on McCartney’s eponymous book, which the former Beatle wrote with children’s author Philip Ardagh and was published in 2005. It tells the story of Wirral the squirrel, who embarks on a journey to find the animal paradise of Animalia after his forest home is destroyed and his mother is killed by bulldozers.