Since appearing 2016’s Suicide Squad, Aussie actress Margot Robbie has become well-versed in the art of portraying comic book characters on the big screen. So much so, she’s now developing her very own film.
According to Tank Girl comic co-creator Alan Martin, Robbie’s production company LuckyChap Entertainment has optioned the rights from MGM to make a new film based on the iconic comic.
“Just heard that Margot Robbie’s company have optioned rights from MGM to make a new Tank Girl movie — now several months into development,” Martin tweeted earlier this week. “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.”
The Tank Girl comic book was created by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett in 1988 – you might recognise Hewlett’s illustrations from the virtual band Gorillaz.
According to the Fandom page, Tank Girl is an Australian outlaw who lives in a tank. “She is prone to random acts of sex and violence, hair dyeing, flatulence, nose picking, vomiting, spitting, and more than occasional drunkenness.”
The character sounds like a far cry from Margot Robbie’s usually demure persona, however there is no word on whether she will be appearing in the film or just developing it.
The OG Tank Girl comic was adapted into a movie in 1995 starring Lori Petty in the title role, Naomi Watts as her friend Jet Girl, and Ice-T as the humanoid kangaroo T-Saint.
Sadly, it bombed at the box office, racking up an abysmal 38% on Rotten Tomatoes. Will Margot breathe new life into the fan favourite?
LuckyChap produced 2017’s Academy Award-winning film I, Tonya, and already has the Harley Quinn spinoff Birds of Prey and Promising Young Woman slated for release in 2020.
Looks like the future is bright for Margot Robbie and her career behind the camera.