Veronica Mars, the cult television show that starred Kristen Bell and ended in 2007, is using Kickstarter to get funds to make a long-awaited Veronica Mars movie. Their goal is $2 million and as of now, according to Forbes, they’ve broken records by raising $1 million in the first four hours. It looks like this is going to happen. That is, that their goal is going to be reached. Hopefully after that it’s not a struggle to actually get it made and into theaters.
Series creator Rob Thomas (not the one who wants to, “Puuuusssshhh-a you down”/Matchbox 20 singer) is heading the Kickstarter project. On their page:
Here it is. Our one shot to see a Veronica Mars movie happen. Kristen is in. I’m in. Let’s do it!
Almost since Veronica Mars went off the air, there’s been talk of making a movie. In that span, I’ve taken different tactics in dealing with the question of whether it might happen. To be clear, I’ve always wanted to make a Veronica Mars movie. I love writing these characters and working with these actors. Kristen Bell has always wanted to make the movie.
Of course, Warner Bros. still owns Veronica Mars and we would need their blessing and cooperation to pull this off. Kristen and I met with the Warner Bros. brass, and they agreed to allow us to take this shot. 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. So this is it. This is our shot. I believe it’s the only one we’ve got. It’s nerve-wracking. I suppose we could fail in spectacular fashion, but there’s also the chance that we completely revolutionize how projects like ours can get made. No Kickstarter project ever has set a goal this high. It’s up to you, the fans, now. If the project is successful, our plan is to go into production this summer and the movie will be released in early 2014.
If you want to contribute, check out their page. Even a $10 pledge will get you a treat.
UPDATE: THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN RAISED! “My mind is blown…today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up.We better deliver.” — ROB THOMAS TO E.W.