In a fairly big surprise move, it seems that there is some movement on a new Tank Girl movie.
Tank Girl may be heading back to movie theaters it seems. Alan Martin, co-creator of Tank Girl in 1988 with Jamie Hewlett, has tweeted out that Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Productions has optioned the film rights to Tank Girl from MGM. Martin said in the tweet, “Just heard that Margot Robbie’s company have optioned rights from MGM to make a new Tank Girl movie – now several months into development. We haven’t been contacted by any of the parties involved with the project, so not sure if there will be any input from the original creators.”
Just heard that Margot Robbie's company have optioned rights from MGM to make a new Tank Girl movie – now several months into development. We haven't been contacted by any of the parties involved with the project, so not sure if there will be any input from the original creators. pic.twitter.com/7RxbV4qLFt
— Alan Martin (@AlienMartian23) September 9, 2019
The original story follows a punk rock-influenced tank driver in a dystopian landscape that makes friends with mutant kangaroos and other characters named things like Jet Girl. All of them work to fight off an overpowering corporation.
Tank Girl was previously turned into a film in 1995 starring Lori Petty. The film did not do well and only took in $6 million at the box office off of a budget of $25 million. It has, however, gone on to a bit of a cult following.
There is no indication that Robbie intends to star in the film herself. Her LuckyChap Productions is currently involved in multiple film and television projects, and it could very well go with any cast it chooses.
With Martin’s comment, it will be interesting to see how this plays out and if anything ever comes of this film option.
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