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Veronica Mars Movie Campaign Begins
Update: Target achieved!

14 March 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Update: Well, that didn't take long. The project has blown past the $2 million target in a matter of hours. “My mind is blown. I’ve been fantasizing about this taking big and had to tell myself, ‘Stop it, Rob, you’re being silly. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment,’” the Mars creator tells EW. “And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up.We better deliver.” US donors will still be able to contribute as Thomas and co are promising that with a bigger budget, the movie will be even more impressive. 

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It's safe to say that Empire has a soft spot for teen drama-cum-mystery Veronica Mars, with it appearing on our Top 50 TV Shows list as well as our TV Shows Cancelled Before Their Time feature, so it's with a happy heart we reveal its star Kristen Bell is attempting to crowd source a film adaptation via Kickstarter.

Show creator Rob Thomas has wanted to take the much-loved cult favourite to the big screen as soon as it was canned back in 2007, but with Warner Bros. owning all the rights and feeling that it wasn't worth the investment to turn into a cinematic project, he wasn't able to pull it off - but now there's a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.

What Bell and Thomas want from the fans of the show is $2 million, donated via their entirely wonderful and totally heartfelt Kickstarter page. Presumably, this would be in addition to funds they've already gathered, as the mooted 10 year reunion storyline sounds like it'll need more than just a couple of million to make happen. 

To encourage you, the more you give, the better the freebie you'll get once it's made, with everything from Ms. Bell recording a personalised outgoing voicemail message for you to being able to name a character in the movie.

There are only 30 days available before the clock runs out on this, so if you're keen on seeing Veronica, Keith, Logan and co. back on screen, be sure you have a rootle around your wallets before clicking in this direction. To tempt you to do so even more, have a look at this teaser explaining it all below. 

At the time of writing, two hours after the project began, over $500,000 has been raised. If this is successful, it's going to open a whole host of new possibilities for franchises long thought lost in the mists of TV, with more than just Arrested Development gurgling back to life once more.

If you've donated, or plan to donate, let us know in the comment box below. Also, which other shows would you like to see resurrected? Click this way for some inspiration...


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Fab news. Shame the rewards are only open to USA'ers :-( More

Posted by hazy at 20:48 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: WHO CARES!!
Don't be rude just because you're not a fan. Remember (1) Firefly already had a movie, (2) This is not a fan-directed effort, this is the creator and the stars doing almost all of the leg-work, getting permission beforehand and then asking for contributions from the fans. (3) Serenity had a budget of $39 million... just saying. More

Posted by onthemightofprinces at 20:47 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: WHO CARES!!
Whilst I've not yet watched VM (on my list though), I think this is massively encouraging news. Apparently Kevin Smith considered doing something similar when he was struggling for funding on Red State, so this may open up a whole new door for niche/cult filmmakers to be able to make the films that their fans want to see. Best of luck to the VM creative team. More

Posted by cactusjon at 14:55 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: WHO CARES!!
L: Golgothan (Who cares) About Veronica Mars he people who donated to the Kickstarter fund? More

Posted by MonsterCat at 13:10 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: I CARES!!
L: Golgothan About Veronica Mars, let's get this going for Firefly!!!!! /b] really looking forward to this movie. Would also like to see Firefly back but it's great that we will see this. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 13:01 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

WHO CARES!!
About Veronica Mars, let's get this going for Firefly!!!!! More

Posted by Golgothan at 11:10 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
I came to Veronica Mars late but was still distraught when I found out it was cancelled after only 3 series. This is very pleasing news indeed. More

Posted by Lazy wolf eyes at 09:30 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

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Sweet. Dredd 2 next, please. More

Posted by UTB at 01:59 on 14 March 2013 | Report This Post

This is fu**ing amazing!!! Hell yes, I'm donating!! More

Posted by Pixaroholic at 17:16 on 13 March 2013 | Report This Post

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