Yesterday came word that Margot Robbie’s production company LuckyChap Entertainment had acquired the rights to the “Tank Girl” comics with plans for a film adaptation already in development.
Today comes word that Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, who most recently helmed the upcoming “Dreamland” starring Robbie, Travis Fimmel and Garrett Hedlund, will re-team with the actress to direct the “Tank Girl” film which Robbie produces.
The 1988 comic hails from creators Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett and follows a tank operator who travels around a post-apocalyptic hellscape doing odd jobs and getting into trouble – ultimately rising up to destroy a tyrannical government that has seized control of the already scarce water supply.
“Tank Girl” is being developed for Robbie to star while Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara will produce. No script has yet been written. Tank Girl was previously adapted into a film in 1995 by director Rachel Talalay. That starred Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts, Malcolm McDowell, Jeff Kober, Don Harvey, and Reg E. Cathey.