Robbie’s Production Company Behind The Reboot
Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap film production company has obtained the movie rights and is working on a Tank Girl movie.
Co-creator Alan Martin took to Twitter on Monday to say a new Tank Girl movie is far into pre-production, though he isn’t personally involved in the project:
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 Tank Girl movie hit theaters in 1995, directed by Rachel Talalay (Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare) and starring Lori Petty (Point Break, Orange Is The New Black) as the title character.
Malcolm McDowell, Naomi Watts, Iggy Pop, Ice-T, and James Hong also starred in the movie. It received negative reviews from critics and made about $4 million at the box office against a budget of $25 million.
The Tank Girl comic book series first published in the British comics magazine Deadline. It focused on the eponymous character who lives in a tank and loves violence, alcohol and her kangaroo boyfriend. The series ran until 1995 when Deadline ran out of business.
Martin would come back to the series over the years, including reuniting with Jamie Hewlett for a Kickstarter-backed return in 2015. Hewlett went on to co-create the band Gorillaz and continues to stay involved with the group by making art and visuals.
They were so busy with asking whether or not they could reboot Tank Girl, that they never asked whether or not they should.