Paul McCartney is teaming up with a writer of Paddington for Netflix's new movie
Macca will also be providing new tunes for the movie.
Let us not beat around the bush here, Paddington and its sequel weren't just two of the best family movies of the last decade, but two of the most entertaining movies, of any genre.
So when the one of the writers (Jon Croker) of those movies announces that he is working with Paul McCartney on a new movie for Netflix, well, that is going to get our attention.
High In The Clouds will feature McCartney as an executive producer, and he will also provide original new songs for the movie, which is based on a children's novel that he wrote with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh.
The plot involves an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who find himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds. He accidentally antagonises Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her.
Gregg Taylor, Netflix Director of Original Animated Films, told Variety that "Bringing the world a new animated film from the heart and mind of the brilliant Paul McCartney is undoubtedly one of the greatest thrills we’ve experienced at Netflix. We’re beyond grateful to be partnering with Nicolas and the Gaumont team on High in the Clouds and with Tim at the helm, this whimsical story celebrating individuality and the unifying power of music is in great hands."
McCartney added "We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix. 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."