Veronica Mars Movie Earns 2 Million In Kickstarter Funds In Under 8 Hours
By Alex Cranz
How awesome is the savviest teen detective stuck in a sun drenched film noir? Girl made two million dollars since launching a Kickstarter campaign for a feature film. All in about eight hours. I can’t even make two dollars in eight hours. So hats off Veronica Mars.
The feature film, written by show creator Rob Thomas and starring Kristen Bell and just about every main cast member still alive after the first three seasons, will be filmed at some point this year with an anticipated release by Warner Bros. in 2014. I’ll be able to maybe tell you about it the day it’s released with my swanky script because you best believe I donated money to that particular cause.
This is the first Kickstarter drive to fund a television show for a defunct film, but it’s highly unlikely to be the last given it’s success. Already fans are begging stars and creators of shows like Xena (another one with a dead in the water feature film fix for a devastating finale) to launch their own drive.
Part of me is delighted. This is fan culture actually owning the product they’ve invested emotionally in and that’s a major thing. But I’m also scared. Because this could give Chris Carter ideas guys, and I don’t think anyone needs an X-Files 3 after the waste that was X-Files 2.
To donate to the Veronica Mars movie go here.
Or stick around and watch the mini-pilot Thomas and Bell made for a Veronica Mars series set after college where she solves crimes in the FBI while frequently disguising herself as a teen all 21 Jump Street-style.Source: Kickstarter