Paul McCartney will be back in the film business in the new year.
New Line Cinema will be adapting the former Beatle's 2005 children's novel "High in the Clouds" into a big screen 3D feature, directed by Tony Bancroft ("Mulan") with a screenplay by Josh Klausner ("Shrek Forever After").
McCartney co-wrote the story with Philip Ardagh, with a message about preserving nature and protecting animals in their native habitat. Geoff Dunbar illustrated the book. The film is expected out in 2015.
McCartney, meanwhile, hits the road again April 21 in Chile and so far has seven shows booked for the 2014 leg of his Out There World Tour.