Tank Girl: time for a new movie?

Tank Girl co-creator Alan Martin wants the movie rights back from MGM

Tank Girl Lori Petty

Tank Girl Lori Petty
Malcolm McDowell and Lori Petty in 1995’s Tank Girl

Writing on Tank-Girl.com, co-creator Alan Martin thinks the cult post-apocalyptic comic-book should have another shot at the big screen.

“Way back in 1995 two movies were released that were based on British comic books,” said Martin. “The first was Judge Dredd, which unfortunately ended up as nothing more than a generic vanity piece for Stallone. It bombed. The second was Tank Girl, which, although critically panned, and initially alienating our original readership, has since helped to bring a new audience to the comics. It also bombed.

“This September sees Judge Dredd getting a second bite at the cherry. The trailer – although being quite crap, and filled with far too many guns being cocked – offers some hope that this time the film will come a lot closer to the brilliant original source material.

“Meanwhile, Tank Girl still hangs in bankruptcy limbo, sealed in the tomb of MGM, as they struggle to make movies. I have tried relentlessly to free the movie rights from MGM, but I’m just a lone voice, lost in the wilderness. If anyone knows or is connected to a relevant employee of MGM, please, start hammering on their door for me. And if you yourself are one of their executives, could I get a private word with you?

“If you’re not gonna play with it,” Martin concluded, “CAN WE HAVE OUR BALL BACK PLEASE?”