Sunday, September 21, 2008

Remake of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang In Works.

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.

The 1968 picture starred Dick Van Dyke and was based on a novel by James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

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.

1 comment:

Clyde said...

You are right. It didn't matter how old you were, this movie was a crushing bore but I guess time has dulled the senses for some people. Thinking back, I don't think it was exactly met with critical raves at the time either, and was pretty much panned.


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