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With it now being fairly obvious that the Veronica Mars movie is a done deal, as least so far as getting it a greenlight, it’s now time to talk about what we can expect from the story, and you know what that means…

SPOILERS!!!!

Michael Ausiello of TV Line got the inside track on some serious spoilers for the upcoming film, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, may I suggest averting your eyes in –

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So to confirm what’s previously been suspected, at least a portion of the plot will take place at the tenth anniversary reunion of Veronica and her classmates at Neptune High. As you may or may not know, the series ended with Veronica finishing her first year of college, and her father Keith (Enrico Colantoni) simultaneously facing a vote to officially confirm him as sheriff as well as facing charges of evidence tampering after he covered up some of his daughter’s P.I. activities. So what’s Veronica been up to in the near-decade since the end of the series?

“She transferred away from Hearst college after that freshman year and went up to Stanford and finished her undergraduate degree. And then she went to Columbia Law School. She’s certainly been back to Neptune from time to time to see her dad and Mac and Wallace, but she hasn’t worked a PI case since the last one we all saw in the final episode of season 3. She ruined her dad’s chance for re-election and she decided that that path had caused too much chaos in her life.

“And so she hasn’t worked a PI case in nine years. And when we meet her, she’s sort of like where Tom Cruise was in the beginning of The Firm. She’s between having graduated and taken the bar and she’s interviewing at various law firms in New York.”

Well, good for her. Of course fans hoping that Veronica would go on to be an FBI agent, like in the proposed season 4 concept, will be disappointed.

Also a disappointment to fans is the news that Veronica is with someone else at the start of the movie, someone who’s not long-time beau Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) who she hasn’t even seen in nearly nine years.

Thomas reveals that Veronica “is dating someone” at the start of the movie, but he declines to say whether her suitor is an existing character or someone new.  He does, however, rule out her ex Logan, whom “she hasn’t seen in nine years.”

How about mythology? Is this a movie that’s going to appeal to fans-only, or is the aim to bring in a larger audience.

In an effort to make new fans feel welcome in the Mars-verse, “I want to avoid getting deep into the Veronica Mars mythology,” says Thomas. As a result, “We’re not going to get ghost visits from Lilly, as much as I joked about having Amanda Seyfried in it. We’re not going to get into Veronica’s backlog of cases. I want to make the movie accessible for people who haven’t watched Veronica Mars before. All you need to know is that Veronica was a teenage private eye and she’s given it up. And there will be a moment early in the movie that will bring her back to Neptune and make her give being a private detective one more shot.”

What else do we know about the Veronica Mars movie? Here’s some details from around the ‘net.

-Of all the characters that might be back, there’s one confirmed death: the Mars’ beloved dog Back-Up. “If you do the math, that’s a big dog to still be alive 13 years later,” notes Thomas. “Most 100lb dogs, they get 7 or 8 years of life. It would strain credulity if the same Backup were still alive.”

-Colantoni will take part in more than cameo, Thomas says, Keith will have a significant role in the film.

-The central mystery of the film involves death of Logan’s pop star girlfriend, and Logan is implicated in her death. Veronica is then called back to action to investigate, and not for the first time that Veronica’s been called in to save her ex-boyfriend’s ass from legal trouble, and not the first time from being accused of murder either.

-Thomas is aiming for a PG-13 rating.

Percy Daggs III, who played Veronica’s best friend and frequent sleuthing partner Wallace Fennell, told TMZ that he’s “100% down” to return, as is Francis Capra, who told a Reddit AMA that he’s willing to return as reformed biker gangbanger Eli “Weevil” Navarro. As well, Thomas told E! Online that New Girl star Max Greenfield will reprise his role as former Neptune Deputy and current San Diego detective Leo. Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23) tweeted that she would also like to have a part in the film, but her character was pretty tied to one the central mysteries of season two, so we’ll put her down as a maybe.

As for the ultimate spoiler, how it all ends, Thomas had this to offer:

“Veronica will survive the movie,” declares Thomas. “I can’t promise anyone else does though. But there will be an opportunity for Veronica do to her thing again.” As in a sequel? A 10-episode Season 4 on Netflix? “I’d be lying if I didn’t say I didn’t think of those things,” admits Thomas. “I am hopeful it is the birth of [much more] Veronica Mars.”

Presently, the Veronica Mars Kickstarter has nearly $4 million collected and just over half a month left till its over. The film is slated to begin production sometime this summer for a 2014 release.

More news as it develops.

Source: Screen Rant

(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

Everyone remembers the story of Red Riding Hood, a young girl who delivers a basket of goodies to her grandmother. On her way she encounters a wolf that sneaks ahead, kills her grandmother and dresses in her clothing in order to trick Red and eat her (An average night at the house of Bungay). In the original fairy tale she is eaten and saved, unharmed along with her grandmother, by a passing hunter. Well, Warner Bros. is retelling the tale with a lot more sex and violence.

“Valerie is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), yet arranged by her parents to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose one another, Valerie and Peter are plan to run away together until Valerie’s older sister is killed by a werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. The people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call upon Father Solomon (Gary Oldman), famed werewolf hunter, to help them kill the wolf. But with Solomon’s arrival brings unintended consequences. As the death toll rises Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast–one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect…and bait.”

In this remake of the original fairy tale director Catherine Hardwicke has introduced a very dark tone to the mythos of young Red Riding Hood, renamed Valerie for the film. He’s a brief synopsis of the paranormal romance:

and here’s the trailer for all to enjoy:

OK, we promised sexy, but all you got was romance. Call us liars, but I think you can agree this not the story your mother would tell you before bed now is it? An interesting take on the story of of old indeed, but if the trailer doesn’t sell you may we remind you of 2 possible saving graces. 1. Gary Oldman, the guy can do no wrong. 2. Amanda Seyfried. A.K.A. hot piece of ass, nuff said.

Red Riding Hood makes it to grandma’s house March 11, 2011

Jennifer’s Body Review….I’m SO Sorry

I am a humble man. I also happen to be very self loathing. So when I’m off base, or remotely wrong, I can admit it. I have no problem calling myself out for a moment of reflection to see my faults for what they are. Tonight is one of those moments. I have just finishing washing off the last remaining filth that has seeped into my skin, having just come from the film “Jennifer’s Body”, a film I had high expectations for turned out to be so shockingly deplorable, I am still stunned. (more…)

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