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Kickstarter Users Throw $3 Million Behind Veronica Mars Movie

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.

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  • weierstrass
    Why is this article on Tomsguide? Next we read something about lady Gaga...
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  • Neverdyne
    The point of the article is to emphasize the power of Kickstarter and crowd-funding, which is only possible due to technology and global connectivity. I guess that's why it's on Tom's.
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  • MajinCry
    And that type of article should be kept on typical trash-reporting news sites.

    Suits the new TomsHardware. Sadly.
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  • demonhorde665
    how is a garbage tv show like this getting 3 milion on kickstarter when it didn't even last more than 3 seasons ??? guess folks will watch any thing these days.
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  • tomc100
    I wish Volition would do a kickstarter for Freespace 3. There's a real dearth of space sims. The last one was started by kickstarter which was Strike Suit Zero, although fun was nowhere nearly as engaging as Freespace series, Wing Commander series, or X-wing Tie Fighter games. There's so much potential with today's hardware and a real demand for it.
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  • lpedraja2002
    Wait what? I thought from the title this was some kind of porn star. One thing I would like to see is a kickstarter for the series Firefly.
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  • kyuuketsuki
    tomc100I wish Volition would do a kickstarter for Freespace 3. There's a real dearth of space sims. The last one was started by kickstarter which was Strike Suit Zero, although fun was nowhere nearly as engaging as Freespace series, Wing Commander series, or X-wing Tie Fighter games. There's so much potential with today's hardware and a real demand for it.Apparently you haven't heard of Star Citizen, the (partially) crowd-funded space sim being made by Chris Roberts (of Wing Commander/Privateer/Freelancer fame)? You should check it out.

    www.robertsspaceindustries.com
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  • HolyCrusader
    kyuuketsukiApparently you haven't heard of Star Citizen, the (partially) crowd-funded space sim being made by Chris Roberts (of Wing Commander/Privateer/Freelancer fame)? You should check it out.www.robertsspaceindustries.comI'm watching Star Citizen as well, but I too would love to see an actual Freespace 3 and learn more about the backstory. Alas, I believe the IP is stuck with Interplay and thus Volition would have difficulties making Freespace 3 even if they wanted to.
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  • vegettonox
    Idk what is a bigger waste, this or nascar
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  • falchard
    If they had a goal of $100k contribution get dinner with Kristen Bell, then it would have raised a lot more.
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