Creator Rob Thomas is currently in the process of prepping to shoot his Veronica Mars movie with Kristen Bell. At the moment I am writing this article the Kickstarter has made over $3,680,000, and it's still rising. The plan is to start shooting the film in mid-June to mid-July, and Thomas recently teased that they might end up having some footage from the movie to show off at San Diego Comic-Con this year, which would be amazing! He also said that he plans on having a documentary made that follows the making of the film. Here's what he told THR in a recent interview,
We were built by fans, so we’ll try to do our best to keep the momentum going through that," he says, promising an open shoot with plenty of tweets and photos transmitted to the Internet. "We’re hoping to go to Comic-Con, maybe have some footage to show at Comic-Con. We have a documentary following the making of the movie.
As far as the story and script goes, he keeps adjusting little things as the budget continues to rise.
The movie is outlined, but frankly, I needed to know how we were doing to figure out how to model the script and how to write it. There are very specific things that are going to be affected by what our budget is.
Thomas is looking to shoot in Southern California, where the series was originally set. But that's more expensive to do than shooting somewhere like Vancouver or Michigan. He goes on to reveal a little plot point in the film that will also be affected by the budget,
There’s an altercation [at a high school reunion in the film], and how much money we raise affects whether that is having terse words exchanged or a full-on brawl. One if we hit certain dollar amounts, and the less spectacular if we haven’t.
Regardless of the budget, in the end it's the story they tell that matters. They told plenty of great stories with the TV series on a far less budget, so I think this movie we're waiting for is going to turn out just fine. I think they can deliver something in the end that is going to make the fans really happy.