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VERONICA MARS film starts a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 10:47 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The long-promised Veronica Mars movie might actually happen, providing fans cough up $2 million (so lets all check our couch cushions). Creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell have launched a Kickstarter to fund the film with a goal of $2 million. Things are going well as they have already raised over $750,000 and we’re still in the first day. The UPN series lasted only three seasons on the air before cancellation, but the show was a cult and critical favorite. The plot followed the exploits of a high school/college student moonlighting as a private investigator.

Thomas and Bell have been vocal about their desire to make a Veronica Mars movie over the years, but studios have been unwilling to foot the production bill fearing they would not recoup their investment. But if successful, this could pave the way for other franchises to get one last hurrah.

Per EW, the plan for the Veronica Mars movie now is to shoot it this summer on a low budget if their $2 million Kickstarter goal is met within 30 days. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has agreed to pay for the film’s marketing, promotion, and distribution as long as Bell and Thomas fund the actual production budget. The film would be released in the first quarter of 2014 with a limited theatrical run followed by a VOD, iTunes, etc. release.

David Fincher and Co. launched a Kickstarter last year to fund a proof-of-concept reel for their long-in-development animated adaptation of The Goon, and that goal was met rather quickly. So it is possible, and the video game industry has several similar successes. So if you’re a Veronica Mars fan, pitch in and do your part.

Check out the Kickstarter page here, and watch the video below.

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