Kickstarter Users Throw $3 Million Behind Veronica Mars Movie
Another Kickstarter success story.
Veronica Mars only ran for three seasons, finishing in 2007. However, the show has a loyal fanbase and it's been hankering for a movie ever since the show ended. Now it seems fans might finally get their wish. The shows creator this week launched a Kickstarter to try and raise money to produce a Veronica Mars movie. That Kickstarter has already exceeded its goal in just one day.
Rob Thomas explains that he has always wanted to do a Veronica Mars movie but that things haven't worked out in the past. Apparently they got close a few years ago but Warner Bros. wasn't convinced there was enough interest to warrant a major studio-sized movie about Veronica and the project never got off the ground.
Thomas has since decided to take things into his own hands. He and the shows lead Kristen Bell are both on board for the movie and they've convinced Warner Bros. to allow them to try and make it happen using Kickstarter.
"Kristen and I met with the Warner Bros. brass, and they agreed to allow us to take this shot," said Thomas. "They were extremely cool about it, as a matter of fact. Their reaction was, if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board. So this is it. This is our shot."
The Kickstarter was launched March 13 with a goal of $2 million. At time of writing, total funds raised is just shy of $3.1 million. Perks include a copy of the script, t-shirts, digital versions of the movie at the same time as the theatrical release, all three seasons of Veronica Mars on DVD, a recorded voice message from Kristen Bell, tickets to the red carpet movie premiere, extra roles in the movie, the chance to name a character, private screenings in your home town, speaking roles in the movie, and more.
Head on over to the Kickstarter page to show your support or check out the perks.