Veronica Mars Movie gets green light, with a little help from fans
March 14, 2013 11:06 AM Subscribe
Fans of Veronica Mars, the gone-too-soon TV show that's had a cult following since it's cancellation in 2007, are finally getting a movie
For years fans have been asking Kristen Bell
(actress) and Rob Thomas
(show creator) if there was going to a movie. The answer was always negative. Then it went from being a possibility
in practically a day.
The project has beaten a few crowd-funding records
on it's way towards its goal.
"Rob Thomas, the “Veronica Mars” creator and producer, announced on Wednesday morning that he and Ms. Bell had gotten the blessing of Warner Brothers (which owns the “Veronica Mars” property) to seek donations for a possible movie project. Mr. Thomas told fans they had 30 days to raise $2 million for “our shot” at producing a film, adding, “I believe it’s the only one we’ve got.” And by about 9 p.m. that goal was met, with pledges continuing to come in on Day 2. (As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday the project had been promised more than $2.5 million from more than 42,000 backers.)"
Confirmed to return for the film, which Thomas is writing and directing, are Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring and Ryan Hansen, while Thomas is also hoping to bring back Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra.