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Strange news from Hollywood, Booga Surf Boards, and Top Trumps - Re-Invented!
I need your help. I don’t know what to make of this. Two documents (above and below) came into my possession a year or so ago and I have ruminated on whether I should share them. As far as I can tell, they are perfectly genuine, because for someone to produce them as a scam would be so demented it would be unfathomable.
So, assuming they are genuine, and, having had no official contact with the studio or anyone involved since I “outed” the project four years ago (when they firmly requested that I “co-ordinate announcements” with them from thereon), the possession of these two strange pieces of paper amounts to the sum total of my knowledge of the next proposed screen outing for Tank Girl.
FYI - We sold the movie rights in 1993, in perpetuity.
I get asked all the time about the next Tank Girl movie, but I got nothin’ - I don’t get embarrassed that I don’t know anything, but it certainly is weird not to be informed of what’s happening to your creation. The first TG movie left me feeling disconnected and remote from the finished product, and - after the D.C. Comics’ debacle of Siegel & Shuster, and the rise of original creator integration in all modern adaptations - I genuinely thought we were past all that. I thought that if there ever was another Tank Girl movie or TV show, we would be somehow involved from the outset.
BUT, if we look closer at the pitch, it appears that the original creators are involved…
There’s a lot to unpack in these documents, but I’m just gonna leave them here for you to digest, and perhaps some of you could help shed some light on the subject and point out exactly what we’ve done wrong (apart from selling the rights in the first place, obvs)? Because I’m fucked if I know.
In less bizarre news, we have new Tank Girl Poster Magazine! Yay!
TANK GIRL POSTER MAGAZINE #18 is out today - only available from THE OFFICIAL TANK GIRL SHOP it comes packed with a bundle of Tank Girl nonsense, including…
AND… a Tank Girl A5 art print! All in one tidy pack! Bonus Rumble cards will be available with future publications, so you can expand the stupidity!
Let me know in comments below what you make of all that TV show weirdness, it will be entertaining to hear your take on it!
Big love to you all,