Fans Raised Over $2 Million in Just Six Hours, and a "Veronica Mars" Movie Is Now Happening
Ever since KRISTEN BELL'S UPN / CW series "Veronica Mars" went off the air in 2007, fans have been begging for a movie version. Well, I'm happy to report that the movie is officially ON. Series creator Rob Thomas has been trying to make it happen all this time. And he and Kristen finally got the bright idea to start a Kickstarter campaign to fund it.
First they went to Warner Brothers, which still owns the series, and floated the following offer: If the Kickstarter campaign raises $2 million in a month, Warner Brothers lets them make the movie. Well, the campaign went online yesterday morning, and had raised more than $2 million in SIX HOURS.
As of this morning, they'd raised over $2.6 million. And they're going to keep taking donations. Obviously, the more they raise, the bigger and better movie they can make.
The movie goes into production this summer, and will be released early next year. Warner Brothers will pay for the marketing, promotion, and distribution.
When they started their campaign, they said their $2 million goal was already the most ever sought on Kickstarter, so apparently, this is now the most successful Kickstarter campaign of all time.
You can donate to the cause at Kickstarter.com. And they're giving away freebies depending on how much you kick in, from a copy of the shooting script on up.
There's also a video featuring Kristen and other cast members.