Margot Robbie spearheading new take on classic comic Tank Girl
Margot Robbie looks set to spearhead a new adaptation of hit comic Tank Girl.
Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett, who would go on to form Gorillaz with Damon Albarn. created the first Tank Girl comic in 1998.
It followed Rebecca Buck, who lives in and drives a tank. To make a living, she undertakes a series of missions for a shadowy organisation before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse.
The comic's creator Martin broke the news that Robbie's company LuckyChap had acquired the rights from MGM and are now developing a new movie.
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
Tank Girl was first filmed in 1995 with Lori Petty in the title role and Naomi Watts, Ice-T and Malcolm McDowell also in the cast. It was a box office bomb with a gross of $6 million from a budget of $25 million.
It's unknown whether Robbie would take a role in the new adaptation, or simply as a producer on the project.