The 1968 musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a popular movie among Steampunks. Set in 1910’s, it features a magical flying car named for the strange noises the engine produces. It also has Dick Van Dyke, automatically making it a film worth viewing.
What most people don’t realize, however, is that the film is based loosely off the children’s book entitled, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming, the same man to give us James Bond.
According to an article from the Christian Science Monitor, the Fleming family has approved the release of three sequels to be written by novelist and screen writer Frank Cottrell Boyce. The first of these books is expected in November of this year and will be centered around the engine of the first Chitty Chitty Bang Bang finding its way into a family’s souped-up VW camper van.
Kids books or not, I’m excited about these sequels!