So, while checking out the Tank Girl FB page, I aw a post from one of the creators comparing the situations of Judge Dredd and Tank Girl films:
Way back in 1995 two movies were released that were based on British comic books. 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 below (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, CAN WE HAVE OUR BALL BACK PLEASE?
So, the reason we haven’t had another TG film proposed is because the film rights are hidden away in the bankruptcy ruins of MGM, who are still owned by Sony (or were the last time I checked). It’s kind of sad that it’s come to a situation like this.
I actually liked the TG film…