Miles Joris-Peyrafitte To Direct TANK GIRL Reboot With Margot Robbie

Tank Girl was a movie in 1995 starring Lori Petty and Ice-T. While it has a cult following, it was considered a bomb, and the character was mostly forgotten about in movies and TV. But in this age of reboots, sequels, and remakes, everything old is new again.

Margot Robbie’s production company LuckyChap Entertainment is producing the movie, with Robbie expected to star. This was announced by Tank Girl creator Alan Martin on Twitter.

Collider then announced that Dreamland director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte will helm the film. Robbie also starred in Dreamland, so this will be a reunion of talent happening.

The original movie was directed by Rachel Talalay, one of the most talented directors working today. She hasn’t done a movie since Tank Girl, but has directed many episodes of The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. She has also directed a handful of Doctor Who episodes, including “Heaven Sent”, which is one of the best ones from Peter Capaldi‘s run.

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Robbie has her hands full with another comic book company at the moment. She has reprised her role as Harley Quinn in the upcoming Birds of Prey, and is set to start filming James Gunn’s Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn here soon too.

For those unfamiliar, Tank Girl, here is a quick synopsis of the character from Wikipedia.

The eponymous character Tank Girl (Rebecca Buck – later revealed to have been born as Fonzie Rebecca Buckler) drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse. The comic centres on her misadventures with her boyfriend, Booga, a mutant kangaroo.

Robbie’s talents will be well suited for the character, so while it’s not confirmed she will star, it would makes sense.

It is definitely time for a Tank Girl renaissance. Even though the property is better suited for an event series on Netflix or Amazon, the movie is good news.

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