Thursday March 14, 2013 11:13 pm
Fans Help Greenlight ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie
Veronica Mars may have been cancelled six years ago, but fans are still just as ardent as ever to see a continuation of the UPN/CW series.
Series creator Rob Thomas took to the popular online fundraising site Kickstarter to generate interest and funds in seeing a big screen sequel to the show, which starred Kristen Bell as the title character.
"A two million dollar fundraising total probably means cross words are exchanged at the class reunion. Three million? We can afford a full-on brawl. Ten million? Who knows... For some reason the Neptune High class reunion takes place on a nuclear submarine! A Hobbit shows up! There’s a Bollywood end-credit dance number! I’ve always wanted to direct Bill Murray. We’ll figure out something cool. Hey, if that total goes high enough, I’ll bet the good folks at Warner Bros. will agree a sequel is a good idea," Thomas wrote on the project's Kickstarter page.
Miraculously, fans pulled through, raising over $2.8 million in less than 12 hours.
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"Hallelujah! It's a green light my friends. I love you all, but particularly the donors among you," Thomas wrote on his Twitter once the goal was reached.
Bell was also thankful, posting to her Twitter page as well: "I love you guys. You are all SO spectacular. I am speechless... dear pope: Im sorry VM fans stole ur thunder on ur 1st day. I mean,Im not really that sorry,but i thought it would be polite 2 say so. xo."
Given that Warner Bros. had given Thomas the greenlight for raising funds for the film, it will hopefully only be a matter of time before the proverbial ball gets rolling on the project.
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