Unique Plans McCartney Tale as Toon

Unique Pictures, the new production company formed by former New Line chiefs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, is developing an animated feature based on a children’s book by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney.

The film, titled High in the Clouds, will feature a score of songs from McCartney, who co-wrote the book with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh, Variety reports.

Part of an 11-picture slate announced by Unique, Clouds tells the tale of a squirrel’s search for an animal sanctuary.

Rob Minkoff, who co-directed The Lion King, will direct the film from a script by Caroline Thompson.

The film has not yet been set up at a studio, though Warner Bros. has a first-look deal with Unique.