Margot Robbie’s production company has the rights to a Tank Girl movie, but the character’s creators have not been asked to be involved.
Sigh. Back in the 1990s, a movie was made of the comic book Tank Girl. Created by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin, the film was directed by Rachel Talalay, featured Lori Petty in the title role, and was infamously meddled with by studio bosses. Several changes were made to the film against the wishes of Talalay, and the movie would prove to be a financially disappointing one. That it’s endured as a cult hit is testament to what was in there originally.
Rumours have persisted since of another potential movie on the horizon, and it seems that out of nowhere we’re now going to be getting one.
Alan Martin, on his Twitter account, dropped the news. He revealed that Margot Robbie’s production company has apparently picked up the rights to Tank Girl, and that work has been going on developing the project for several months.
You can see the sting coming: the original creators haven’t been involved at all. In fact, they’ve not even been contacted. Here’s Martin’s 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. pic.twitter.com/7RxbV4qLFt
— Alan Martin (@AlienMartian23) September 9, 2019
Which all seems a bit poor, really.
It’s unclear as of yet as to who will direct the new movie, and whether Robbie will take on the lead role. We’ll keep you posted.
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