I can't say that "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", was ever in the top 20 of my favorite movies when I was a kid. I remember thinking that it was going to be another "Mary Poppins", type film especially since it starred Dick Van Dyke. What I remember most about this movie as a kid, and even now, is how long it is. The wonder and joy I felt with Disney movies back then, certainly didn't apply to this dud. Well now, according to IMDb®, a remake of this film is in the works. Well now, isn't that just truly scrumptious! According to IMDb®:
Classic movie-musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is reportedly set to head back to the big screen in a new film.
And Michael G. Wilson, who owns the rights to Fleming's story, has revealed that he is in talks to create a new version of the movie.
He says, "There may be a new film of Chitty, we will have to see."
In 2002 the movie was turned into a highly successful stage show by Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.
Well hopefully, if this is made, it won't be a hackneyed, overwrought bore of a movie as the original. Amazing how the trailer makes it look like so much more than it is. I will say that the car was pretty cool and was definitely the real star of the movie.