‘Veronica Mars’ the Movie Just Might Happen…With Help From a Few (Million) Fans

The report hit the airwaves this morning thanks to Entertainment Weekly (EW) [as well as many other outlets and countless Twitter posts] that Veronica Mars series creator Rob Thomas (with big support from lead actress Kristen Bell) started a Kickstarter campaign for the long-in-discussion movie that many a worldwide fan has been clamoring for since the series went off the air back in May of 2007.

In an exclusive interview with EW, Thomas and Bell shared that “the Kickstarter strategy represents the only way a ‘Veronica Mars’ movie was ever going to get made, as Warner Bros. had previously determined that a film with a bigger budget and a conventional marketing plan was too expensive and not viable for the studio”. Ergo, the Kickstarter campaign slowly came to fruition. You can read how that whole process came to be here at the Veronica Mars Official Kickstarter page. While there fans can find out about all the plans for the movie as well as the great donation levels and the perks associated with each donation level

Fans should also make sure to check out the video that Bell and Thomas made (NOTE: This video was shot in February of LAST YEAR) along with cast members Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen and Enrico Colantoni.

As a refresher, ‘Veronica Mars’ aired for three seasons (two on UPN and its final season on The CW), following the adventures of young Veronica Mars (Bell), “a strong and spirited new-model Nancy Drew” whose investigated a great menagerie of cases both at her high school in Neptune, California and then at Hearst College.

The film would go a little something like this: “Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling Keith’s chances to be reelected 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”.

If the Kickstarter campaign is successful – and given that in a little over 5 hours the campaign has already raised 1.3 million dollars, it’s almost a certainty – the ‘Veronica Mars’ movie would be filmed this summer and will hit theatres sometime next year.