Frank Cottrell Boyce will be writing a trilogy based on the classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming. The books will be set in modern time with a family descended from the original family. Chitty Flies Again is the first book in the trilogy and will be published by Macmillan on November 4, 2011.
The film script, which may be more familiar for today’s children, was written by Roald Dahl. So Boyce has some big shoes to fill and high expectations to meet.
Lucy Fleming, Ian Fleming’s niece, said: "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is thrilled to have Frank Cottrell Boyce, with his humour, his genius and his spanner, sparking her plugs, polishing her chrome and buffing up her bumpers. Her graceful wings are poised to take off on a new flight, with Frank’s skilful but possibly oily hands on the steering wheel."
Via The Bookseller