Friday, June 19, 2009

Paul McCartney To Score Film

Paul McCartney is to write new songs for the soundtrack to an animated film adaptation of one of his children's books. The film, High On The Clouds, is an adaptation of the ex-Beatle's 2005 book of the same name. The book tells the story of Wirral The Squirrel's search for an animal sanctuary. The film is still in development, reports Variety.

The movie is being directed by Rob Minkoff, who directed Disney's The Lion King. McCartney has a long history of contributing songs to films, penning the hit "Live and Let Die" for the 1973 James Bond film and the title track of 2001's Vanilla Sky soundtrack. The songwriter's 1984 hit "We All Stand Together" was taken from an animated feature, Rupert And The Frog Song. In both cases, McCartney was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category.