We haven’t seen comic heroine, Tank Girl on the big screen since director Rachel Talalay’s film adaptation of the comic series back in 1995, which starred Lori Petty as the title character. But it looks like a brand new adaptation may be on its way, revealed by co-creator Alan Martin today. Martin tweeted this morning, “Just heard that Margot Robbie’s company have optioned rights from MGM to make a new Tank Girl movie, now several months into development.” Robbie’s production company is called LuckyChap Entertainment.
First featured as part of comics magazine Deadline in 1988, Tank Girl tells the story of a bounty hunter who lives in a tank and is declared an outlaw with a multi-million dollar price on her head.
Played by Lori Petty in a 1995 movie adaptation – which also starred Ice-T – the character became popular as an emblem of empowerment and for her sexual liberation.
Although a financial flop at the time, the Tank Girl movie went on to become a cult classic.
LuckyChap is the company behind movies I, Tonya and Terminal. It’s also set to produce the upcoming Robbie-starring Barbie movie, written by Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.
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