It looks like that Tank Girl reboot movie starring Margot Robbie and produced by her company LuckyChap Entertainment has been confirmed.
Collider has revealed that Robbie will reunite with Dreamland director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who will helm the post-apocalyptic comic book movie.
After working together on Dreamland, Margot Robbie has tapped Miles Joris-Peyrafitte to direct a Tank Girl movie that she’ll produce via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, Collider has exclusively learned.
However, Margot’s participation as the film’s lead is reliant on the script.
We currently don’t know who will be writing Tank Girl’s script, so at this point, it’s unknown when filming could be underway.
Robbie is about to begin filming James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad later this month in the Atlanta, Georgia area. There is a good chance we won’t see Tank Girl begin production until sometime next year or even 2021, given Margot’s busy schedule.
The news about the project first broke yesterday from Tank Girl comic book co-creator Alan Martin on his Twitter account.
MARTIN: “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.”
LuckChap recently produced Robbie’s I, Tonya and the upcoming DC Comics flick Birds of Prey.
After a comet disrupts the rain cycle of Earth, the planet has become a desolate, barren desert by the year 2033. With resources scarce, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell) — head of the powerful and evil Water & Power Corporation, the de facto government — has taken control of the water supply. Unwilling to cower under Kesslee’s tyrannical rule, a pair of outlaws known as Tank Girl (Lori Petty) and Jet Girl (Naomi Watts) rise up, joining the mysterious rebel Rippers to destroy the corrupt system.