If you’ve been hoping for a Veronica Mars feature film, here’s your chance to really help. There have been rumors about a reunion since the show was cancelled back in 2007 but it looks like it could really happen this time.
Show creator Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell have launched a Kickstarter project and are hoping to raise at least $2 million to get things moving. According to Thomas, Warner Bros. (the studio that produced the show and holds the rights) gave them the go-ahead to take their shot at getting the project underway.
He writes, “They were extremely cool about it, as a matter of fact. Their reaction was, if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board.” If the project is funded, the movie would shoot this summer and likely be released sometime in 2014.
Contributors to the campaign will receive various rewards for their donations, ranging from a PDF of the finished script ($10) to tickets to the premiere, signed items, and even a small role in the movie ($10,000).
The project is open for contributions for a month. It opened this morning and has already raised $1,760,000 of the $2,000,000 needed.
I think it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing a Veronica Mars movie next year.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to seeing a Veronica Mars movie? If you’ve contributed, which tier did you choose?
UPDATE: The $2 million goal has been met — and the total keeps going higher!
I really liked this show and was very sad to see it go. I saw some clips of scenes that would have aired in the forth season as she joined the FBI and it looked like it would have still been a really good show. I would definitely see the movie, I just hope they can carry over the look and feel of the original series…
Fantastic! I love Veronica Mars! I made my pledge earlier today then watched the number climb to 2 million. Amazing. Can’t believe they took the “fastforward” idea from Veronica Mars, applied it to One Tree Hill, then canned Veronica Mars… glad the Internet is showing them that fans really do care, at least. Heck, I’ve seen some people pledging who have never watched an episode of the show in their lives — just an exciting thing to be a part of.