Earlier this morning a Kickstarter campaign was launched for the Veronica Mars movie. The fans of the series stepped up, and in less than 12 hours Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas surpassed their goal of $2 million dollars, and growing! This means we are actually going to get the Veronica Mars movie we've all been waiting for! How freakin' awesome is that! I actually gave up hope on this movie ever happening, but here it is! It's happening! I'm excited! To celebrate I'm going back to re-watch the Veronica Mars series!
This is a biggest Kickstater campaign ever done, and the fact they were able to reach their goal in the amount of time that they did is incredible. The fans have spoken, and it just proves to the studio that we really want to see this movie get made! I wonder if the studio executives though that this wouldn't happen. According to Thomas, here's what we have to look forward too!
Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling Keith's chances to be reelected sheriff, Veronica hasn't taken a case. But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling. My goal is to include as many of your favorite characters as possible. It is, after all, time for Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion. Keep in mind that the more money we raise, the cooler movie we can make. A two million dollar fundraising total probably means cross words are exchanged at the class reunion. Three million? We can afford a full-on brawl. Ten million? Who knows... For some reason the Neptune High class reunion takes place on a nuclear submarine! A Hobbit shows up! There’s a Bollywood end-credit dance number! I’ve always wanted to direct Bill Murray. We’ll figure out something cool. Hey, if that total goes high enough, I’ll bet the good folks at Warner Bros. will agree a sequel is a good idea.
I wonder how many other movies will attempt this kind of funding. Hey! Maybe Chris Carter and David Duchovny should do a Kickstarter for a new movie for The X-Files! This is huge! I'm sure we're going to start seeing more movies like this get Kickstarted.
Veronica Mars will go into production this summer, and will be released in theaters in early 2014! I can't wait! Did any of you think it wouldn't reach the goal?