The sound you hear isn’t that of a little girl getting a pony for her birthday. Nope, it’s me upon realizing that Rob Thomas, the creative mind behind ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘Party Down’ for that matter, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million necessary to make a ‘Veronica Mars’ feature film.
Kristen Bell is in. Warner Bros. still owns rights to the show, but has given Thomas the okay to proceed and even agreed to help distribute the film should it meet its funding goal. The project launched yesterday and has already raised $2.5 million. Done and done.
Basically, we’re getting a ‘Veronica Mars‘ feature film ya’ll. It starts filming this summer for a 2014 release. If ever there was a time to make it rain this would be it.
For those saddened with how the show ended (Veronica not voting for her dad as Neptune County Sheriff) and till smoldering by the season four FBI tease, this promises to be a nice treat for fans.
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. Keep in mind that the more money we raise, the cooler movie we can make. A two million dollar fundraising total probably means cross words are exchanged at the class reunion. Three million? We can afford a full-on brawl. Ten million? Who knows… For some reason the Neptune High class reunion takes place on a nuclear submarine! A Hobbit shows up! There’s a Bollywood end-credit dance number! I’ve always wanted to direct Bill Murray. We’ll figure out something cool. Hey, if that total goes high enough, I’ll bet the good folks at Warner Bros. will agree a sequel is a good idea.
Yes, ‘Veronica Mars’ is probably one of my five favorite shows ever.