It seems Australian actress Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn, the villain-turned-antihero, in the DCEU, might be interested in playing another off-beat comic book heroine. According to Tank Girl co-creator Alan Martin Robbie’s company, LuckyChap Entertainment, have optioned the rights for a reboot movie.
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. pic.twitter.com/7RxbV4qLFt
— Alan Martin (@AlienMartian23) September 9, 2019
Martin and Jamie Hewlett created the first Tank Girl comic in 1988. Of course, the character was brought to life before in the 1995 movie. Directed by Rachel Talalay, the film, unfortunately, bombed at the box office. For those who don’t remember, it starred Lori Petty as the lead and rapper Ice-T as the humanoid kangaroo, T-Saint.
Tank Girl focuses on the eponymous character, Rebecca Buck, who lives in a tank and loves violence and her kangaroo boyfriend, Booga. As an outlaw in futuristic Australia, she is prone to random acts of sex, hair dyeing, flatulence, nose-picking, spitting, and drunkenness.
Margot Robbie can next be seen in the upcoming Birds of Prey movie.