After Tank Girl co-creator Alan Martin tweeted out the news that Margot Robbie would be working on a brand-new film based on the character, more details have surfaced. Collider has learned that Robbie is planning to produce the film and has reportedly gotten Miles Joris-Peyrafitte to direct it after the pair worked together on Dreamland.
Now for the common question fans are asking about this movie: Will she star in it? That’s where things get interesting.
The reports claim that this Tank Girl reboot is still very early in development, with the producers still waiting for a script before making any big decisions. Robbie does want to star in the movie but is waiting for a script to come first before doing so, which is a smart move; you want to be in a quality comic book movie after all, especially since this franchise already has a crummy film.
While not the worst film ever, the 1995 Tank Girl movie didn’t do well due to an inconsistent tone and a feeling of incompletion when watching the final product. Though not loved at the time, there are people who have found positives in the old movie and it will be interesting to see how Robbie takes them and improves on the old film.
Sure, Tank Girl might not be a household name, but they could always do something interesting with this comic book series. The comics themselves have some great artwork and neat stories, so here’s hoping Robbie and the writers do their research. I don’t really have any expectations and will hope for the best.
No release date for Tank Girl has been revealed.