Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell from the cult TV-Show Veronica Mars have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their long-gestating film treatment with a goal of $2 million and it only took them 11 hours to raise that much money!
Of course, it’s not really crowd funding, this is much more similar to what’s known in the film industry as a pre-sales.
Well, it’s officially on! The Mars creator Thomas told EW:
My mind is blown. I’ve been fantasizing about this and had to tell myself, ‘Stop it, Rob, you’re being silly. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment.’ And now 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.
Thomas revealed details about the upcoming movie’s plot, which will include murder, mystery and a high-school reunion with the good old cast not being able to let go of their ‘Veronica Mars‘ characters.
Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling (dad) Keith’s (Enrico Colantoni) chances to be re-elected 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.
It will film this summer for an early 2014 release. Warner Bros. will be assisting via Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
Are you excited about a Veronica Mars movie?