How making 'Veronica Mars' changed the movie business.
March 6, 2014 11:53 AM Subscribe
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Ever since Rob Thomas’s beloved TV show Veronica Mars got canceled, he’s wanted to make it into a movie. Turns out all he needed was the help of 91,585 of his biggest fans
."If I ever die, do me a favor. Go on Oprah and tell the world that I loved kittens."
"On March 14, exactly one year and one day after the crowd-funding campaign began, the movie will hit theaters (the world premiere is at South by Southwest, in Austin, on March 8). More than 60,000 backers who gave $35 or more will receive a digital download within a few days of the movie’s theatrical debut, a promise made when Thomas figured that the film would be released in only a few cities. Instead, it’s opening on 260 screens, small by blockbuster standards but huge for a low-budget film."
Previously on MeFi
: The Theatrical Trailer
The movie's opening scene
has now also been released. Brings people up to speed who haven't seen the show. The movie's official YouTube channel
has videos from the movie, messages from the cast, etc., that can be seen at the....
page. Also includes a promise from Kristen Bell to make "the sleuthiest, snarkiest, it’s-all-fun-and-games-‘til-one-of-you-gets-my-foot-up-your-ass movie we possibly can."
NYT: ‘Veronica Mars’ Fans Are Happy to Finance a Reunion
KPCC (Southern California Public Radio): Kristen Bell on 'Veronica Mars,' the 'pederazzi' and the Oscars
. Also: A parody video and more
which links to the surreal David Mamet's "Lost Masterpieces of Pornography"
w/ Kristen Bell, Ed O'Neill & Ricky Jay.
WSJ: 'Veronica Mars' to Break the Mold for Movie Releases.
Warner Bros. Plans Simultaneous Launch for Theater and Home Viewing on March 14