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Kristen Bell kick starts new movie

03 January 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Warner Bros.

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Only a year ago it was just a cancelled TV series. Then it was suddenly a hugely successful Kickstarter project, and now the finished Veronica Mars movie is almost upon us. Warner Bros. have released the first trailer for Kristen Bell's former-teen detective cinema upgrade.

The film finds former teen detective Veronica headed back to Neptune, California, after ten years away. In the meantime she's become a corporate lawyer and shacked up with lurrve interest Piz (Chris Lowell). What's drawing her home, however, is the plight of former flame Logan (Jason Dohring), who's accused of killing his pop star girlfriend. The points of the old love triangle between Veronica, Piz and Logan are soon sharp again, and Veronica finds herself investigating her first mystery in a decade.

For the unititiated, there are shades of Grosse Pointe Blank in the school reunion thread, and echoes of One For The Money in the detective's-old-flame-in-trouble hook. But for those already invested in Veronica's previous three years' worth of adventures, the film looks to be a canny reacquaintance with the material: moving the characters believably forward, but still providing plenty of callbacks to what worked before.

Creator and showrunner Rob Thomas is the film's director, and while the initial plans were only for a limited release, Veronica Mars will open "wider" in the States on March 14. There's no date for the UK so far.


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RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
L: rawlinson No, but there's other things I would look at in the same way. I'm actually in two minds about seeing the film. I haven't watched the trailer, so I'm not sure if Pez is back or not, but if he is, it's pretty much like making a Buffy film and giving Riley a big role. The creator is aiming it at an audience I'm not part of. still wonder if that Kickstarter would have been successful if we'd known Thomas was bringing Scrappy Doo back... More

Posted by Darth Marenghi at 19:28 on 05 January 2014 | Report This Post

looks… boring
All I really know about Veronica Mars is that it's a cancelled TV show. And on the basis of THAT trailer (which I realise is not a great way to gauge anything) but this is devoid of any wit or excitement!? More

Posted by tysmuse at 15:17 on 05 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
L: rawlinson I'm guessing he is, isn't he? Damn it. Maybe the film will see Logan brutally beat him to death in the opening scenes, and then Veronica finds out and laughs about it. That'd be good. nd masturbating to it. Don't forget the masturbation. I would watch Kristen Bell rubbing one out for two straight hours. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 12:27 on 05 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
I'm guessing he is, isn't he? Damn it. Maybe the film will see Logan brutally beat him to death in the opening scenes, and then Veronica finds out and laughs about it. That'd be good. More

Posted by rawlinson at 11:58 on 05 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
Do you want to know? Because I can tell you now. More

Posted by elab49 at 11:51 on 05 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
No, but there's other things I would look at in the same way. I'm actually in two minds about seeing the film. I haven't watched the trailer, so I'm not sure if Pez is back or not, but if he is, it's pretty much like making a Buffy film and giving Riley a big role. The creator is aiming it at an audience I'm not part of. More

Posted by rawlinson at 08:55 on 05 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
But would you call it a big part of your life? That's a whole different scale - like some of the nuts that follow some filmmakers. More

Posted by elab49 at 19:48 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
L: MonsterCat I'll say this about the film: I tried to watch the show, and despite Kristen Bell being very charming and a cameo from the lead singer of my all-time favourite band, it wasn't for me and I tuned out. However, it's obviously a very important part of a lot of people's lives and the fact the film got made by the support of fans is an impressive feat. Good on them. The same goes if it was Firefly. o, you've got this all wrong. You're meant to cry and whine because it's got More

Posted by rawlinson at 18:21 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
L: MonsterCat I'll say this about the film: I tried to watch the show, and despite Kristen Bell being very charming and a cameo from the lead singer of my all-time favourite band, it wasn't for me and I tuned out. However, it's obviously a very important part of a lot of people's lives and the fact the film got made by the support of fans is an impressive feat. Good on them. The same goes if it was Firefly. like the show, I wouldn't call it - or any show really - an important part o More

Posted by elab49 at 18:09 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives
I'll say this about the film: I tried to watch the show, and despite Kristen Bell being very charming and a cameo from the lead singer of my all-time favourite band, it wasn't for me and I tuned out. However, it's obviously a very important part of a lot of people's lives and the fact the film got made by the support of fans is an impressive feat. Good on them. The same goes if it was Firefly. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 17:51 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
L: rawlinson So basically your problems with this film are 1. It's not Firefly 2. Kickstarter has led to some things getting funded that failed. think there is also a point to make about existing creatives continuing - which takes Zach Braff's vanity project out. With V Mars it was a demonstration to a studio to add to the investment, and to distribute. Peter Lord got more funding for Morph on Kickstarter - again, it's more from the same creative teams. More

Posted by elab49 at 17:42 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
L: GrizBe I'll point out though that kickstarter also funded the Pebble... a smartwatch which is proving to be a flop. The Ouya console, which has proven to be a flop. A Zack Braff movie.... and then about 15 other projects which were massively funded, but canceled due to be fraudulent, or ' overambitious and therefore impossible to complete'. Just because something got funded on kickstarter doesn't make it good, and this is going to be no exception... nd those things are compar More

Posted by MonsterCat at 17:41 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
So basically your problems with this film are 1. It's not Firefly 2. Kickstarter has led to some things getting funded that failed. More

Posted by rawlinson at 17:40 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
L: GrizBe I'll point out though that kickstarter also funded the Pebble... a smartwatch which is proving to be a flop. The Ouya console, which has proven to be a flop. A Zack Braff movie.... and then about 15 other projects which were massively funded, but canceled due to be fraudulent, or ' overambitious and therefore impossible to complete'. Just because something got funded on kickstarter doesn't make it good, and this is going to be no exception... ut your absolutely disdainful More

Posted by elab49 at 17:39 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
I'll point out though that kickstarter also funded the Pebble... a smartwatch which is proving to be a flop. The Ouya console, which has proven to be a flop. A Zack Braff movie.... and then about 15 other projects which were massively funded, but canceled due to be fraudulent, or ' overambitious and therefore impossible to complete'. Just because something got funded on kickstarter doesn't make it good, and this is going to be no exception... More

Posted by GrizBe at 17:28 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
Yeah, I was just going to say, Whedon was asked and explicitly said it was a no go for several years at least because he was too tied up with Marvel. He also said he's a huge fan of Veronica Mars and loved the fact it was getting a film. More

Posted by rawlinson at 17:11 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
L: GrizBe If anything, this show you that kickstarter is supported by idiots if something like this can get made, and then something like Firefly can get ignored. hat part of the 3 series of TV, which I'm assuming you've watched, particularly irked you? And Firefly has not been ignored, it's not been offered - Whedon was asked. So the comparison fails I'm afraid nd I'm enjoying my T-Shirts thank you - but not randomly being called an idiot More

Posted by elab49 at 17:08 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Seriously...
L: GrizBe If anything, this show you that kickstarter is supported by idiots if something like this can get made, and then something like Firefly can get ignored. he people who kicked in the money to see this thing come to fruition are obviously passionate about the show making the jump to film. That's not idiocy, that's dedication and love for something they believe in. Thing is, like Firefly, Veronica Mars was cancelled before its time and left its fans hungry for more. Would it be id More

Posted by MonsterCat at 16:37 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

Seriously...
If anything, this show you that kickstarter is supported by idiots if something like this can get made, and then something like Firefly can get ignored. More

Posted by GrizBe at 16:29 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Who gives a sh&t
L: mclane1 5 people maybe watched the show, trailer looks bland, sure it's a direct to netflix ( or as I like to say DTN, your welcome). Pants L: J_BUltimatum It gets frustrating when you see rubbish like this getting made by film companies but they don't green light decent projects like a Dredd sequel, heck even a live action Mr Blobby biopic would be better than this drivel! If this film doesn't put the final nail in the coffin for Ms Mars then I don't know what will! ice More

Posted by MonsterCat at 16:26 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Who gives a sh&t
L: mclane1 5 people maybe watched the show, trailer looks bland, sure it's a direct to netflix ( or as I like to say DTN, your welcome). Pants ou may have missed the biggest Kickstarter funding story since it started. nitial response has already given it a wider theatrical release than was originally planned - ie a planned theatrical release rather than direct to Netflix More

Posted by elab49 at 16:14 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

Who gives a sh&t
5 people maybe watched the show, trailer looks bland, sure it's a direct to netflix ( or as I like to say DTN, your welcome). Pants More

Posted by mclane1 at 15:18 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

A down day for cinema
It gets frustrating when you see rubbish like this getting made by film companies but they don't green light decent projects like a Dredd sequel, heck even a live action Mr Blobby biopic would be better than this drivel! If this film doesn't put the final nail in the coffin for Ms Mars then I don't know what will! More

Posted by J_BUltimatum at 12:22 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Hmm
I would greatly appreciate it if people could refrain from using the term 'tweenage' and its derivations. It is an abomination of a word. Thank you. More

Posted by superdan at 09:43 on 04 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Hmm
It's not a simple genre like comedy or drama though. The humour in the show was often quite dark as it tried to hark back to the language of classic pulp detectives, reworked for a Californian high school. Before Brick it put elements of noir back into high school. It was intelligent, funny and often quite dark. Early screenings suggest the balance has stayed the same, no matter what they try to do to the trailer to bring in new viewers. Not watching the trailer as I don't want spoiled, but I'm More

Posted by elab49 at 17:01 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

Hmm
I've never seen the series but as a stand alone this looks pretty terrible. Aren't the trailers supposed to show good bits to entice you in?! Eeeeek! Also, is it supposed to be a serious drama or comedy. I'm not really sure this kind of comedy works when you are using serious subject matter. Shows like Dexter did it well because is was black comedy. Anyway, what do I know. Go nuts people. Unless it gets 4 or 5 stars I'm going however near it! :-) More

Posted by guysalisbury at 15:55 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: I'm not a tweenage girl with low standards...
L: launcelot ...so I won't be going to see this derivative, vacuous crap. So not a fan then ?. Thanks for telling us Launcelot I can now get on with my day. Really can not wait to see this the TV series was great. More

Posted by NCC1701A at 15:21 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: I'm not a tweenage girl with low standards...
If anyone genuinely thinks Veronica Mars was aimed at tweenagers (usually defined as being 10 - 13) they either never watched the show or are just trolling for attention. Unless an ongoing theme of rape is generally considered tweenage entertainment these days. More

Posted by rawlinson at 14:23 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: I'm not a tweenage girl with low standards...
L: odddaze L: launcelot ...so I won't be going to see this derivative, vacuous crap. tad mean. The show was very well received by adults and teens alike if I remember correctly. That being said, I'm not a tweenage girl with low standards either, just an adult male with middling standards and I certainly can't wait. Very big fan of the series, glad to see the tone of the show is still there. Shame to see Piz in such a big role, never really cared for him but looking forwar More

Posted by MonsterCat at 13:56 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

Not a teenagers either
Loved the series. The trailer looks like they're holding true to the show. Never liked Piz, always seemed a bit wet for Veronica. Better be coming to the UK in March too. Spread the Love! More

Posted by zombiecazz at 13:52 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

RE: I'm not a tweenage girl with low standards...
L: launcelot ...so I won't be going to see this derivative, vacuous crap. tad mean. The show was very well received by adults and teens alike if I remember correctly. That being said, I'm not a tweenage girl with low standards either, just an adult male with middling standards and I certainly can't wait. Very big fan of the series, glad to see the tone of the show is still there. Shame to see Piz in such a big role, never really cared for him but looking forward to this all the sa More

Posted by odddaze at 13:45 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

I'm not a tweenage girl with low standards...
...so I won't be going to see this derivative, vacuous crap. More

Posted by launcelot at 13:30 on 03 January 2014 | Report This Post

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