The creator and cast of Veronica Mars banded together and asked for fan donations to help fund a movie version of the show. The Kickstarter campaign was a success and they raised $2 million in less than 12 hours! Check out the video below that the gang created to ask for donations (and you can still give if you want!).
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.
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.