martes, 9 de enero de 2018

Paul McCartney’s ‘High In The Clouds’ Signs Up Jon Croker To Write

Paul McCartney’s ‘High In The Clouds’ Signs Up Jon Croker To Write
by Peter White
January 9, 2018

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EXCLUSIVEPaul 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.
McCartney is believed to be voicing one of the main characters and the movie will feature a number of original songs by artists including Lady Gaga.
Up and coming British scribe Croker is currently writing the script; alongside feature films including Desert Dancer, Fast Girls and In Fear, Croker’s recent projects include the US remake of French thriller The Prey for Dreamworks, The Famous Fivefor Working Title, a ghost story for Fox Searchlight, and an adaptation of a novel about a Ukrainian penguin. He began his career as a director’s assistant on the Harry Potter movies, working with directors Alfonso Cuaron and Mike Newell.
Gaumont, the oldest film studio in the world, will produce in association with Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye, co-founders of Unique Features – who have been involved with the project for years – and McCartney’s MPL Communications.  McCartney, Shaye and Lynne will serve as producers alongside Gaumont’s CEO Sidonie Dumas, vice-CEO Christophe Riandée, and president of animation Nicolas Atlan.
Croker is represented by Grand View, Independent Talent and WME, while McCartney is represented by attorney Lee Eastman, and Unique is represented by attorney Ezra Doner. WME’s Samantha Racanelli brought the project to Gaumont.
Di Davide Cantire  
9 Gennaio 2018

Il progetto di un film d’animazione tratto da High in the Clouds è in mano allo studio Gaumont dal 2009 e ora ha trovato il suo sceneggiatore principale.
Si tratta di Jon Crocker, autore dello script di The Woman In Black: Angel of Death e collaboratore per la sceneggiatura iniziale di Paddington; Crocker si occuperà di tradurre in immagini l’omonimo libro per bambini scritto da Paul McCartney insieme allo scrittore per l’infanzia Philip Ardagh. Pubblicato nel 2005, racconta la storia di Wirral lo scoiattolo, che intraprende un viaggio per trovare il paradiso animale di Animalia dopo che la foresta in cui viveva è stata distrutta e sua madre uccisa dai bulldozer.
Crocker, che è già al lavoro sullo script, ha iniziato la propria carriera come assistente alla regia nei film del franchise di Harry Potter, lavorando per Alfonso Cuaròn e Mike Newell. Gaumont, il più antico studio del mondo, produrrà il film con Michael Lynne e Bob Shaye, e con la MPL Communications di McCartney.
È probabile che l’ex Beatle presterà la propria voce a uno dei personaggi principali della storia e che il film conterrà una serie di canzoni originali composte da artisti vari, tra cui si fa il nome di Lady Gaga.

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