Alan Martin, who co-created the iconic “Tank Girl” comic character with Jamie Hewlett in 1988, has revealed on Twitter (via The Playlist) that actress Margot Robbie’s production company has optioned the property’s rights with plans to turn it into a new feature.
The comic follows a punk tank operator who travels around a post-apocalyptic dystopian Earth earning a living and engaging in crazy hjinks as she fights the tyranny of a mega-corporation.
Martin tweeted: “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.”
Rachel Talalay helmed the previous film adaptation of the work back in 1995 with Lori Petty starring as the character along with Ice Cube as a mutant kangaroo. There’s no indication if Robbie would play a role in the potential film adaptation.