Netflix and Paris-based Gaumont will produce an animated feature based on Paul McCartney’s 2005 children’s novel High in the Clouds, which was co-written by Philip Ardagh and illustrated by Geoff Dunbar.
The film will be directed by Timothy Reckart, who was nominated for an animated short Oscar in 2013 for his student film Head over Heels and made his feature directing debut with Sony Picture Animation’s The Star. Script is by Jon Croker, who contributed story material to Paddington and Paddington 2.
The logline: 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.