UPDATE: The Kickstarter hit it’s goal in just under nine hours yesterday, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t help out. Rob Thomas said that any overages on the original appeal page:
Keep in mind that the more money we raise, the cooler movie we can make. 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.
Who knows, we might get a trilogy out of this.
Veronica Mars fans are having their own Serenity moment with the announcement of the Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Campaign. The campaign was started this morning by the series creator Rob Thomas and has at last check, exceeded $800,000. Persistent fan questions since the series was canceled have culminated in this movement to cloud fund the project.
The video announcing the Kickstarter is one of the best I’ve seen, capturing the feel of the series, entertaining long time fans while intriguing new comers to check out the series. Take a look and met me on the other side.
What would the Veronica Mars story we see in the movie be about? Thomas dropped us some hints:
Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling Keith’s chances to be reelected sheriff, Veronica hasn’t taken a case. But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling. My goal is to include as many of your favorite characters as possible. It is, after all, time for Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion.
Kristen Bell had a message for fans and possible contributors:
A Message from Kristen:
I am currently the happiest blonde in a hamster ball the world has ever seen. We have been waiting so long to make this movie dream a movie reality, and it’s because of YOUR commitment, YOUR persistence, that we finally have a chance. We just have one more step to go.
You have banded together like the sassy little honey badgers you are and made this possibility happen. i promise if we hit our goal, we will make the sleuthiest, snarkiest, it’s-all-fun-and-games-‘til-one-of-you-gets-my-foot-up-your-ass movie we possibly can.
I promise to give it my all. i promise to work my hardest to give everyone a little bit more Veronica, and i will be oh so honored to do so.
I only ask for one thing in return.
If I ever die, do me a favor. Go on Oprah and tell the world that I loved kittens.
LoVe to you ALL,
What do you think? Everything points towards fully funding the project quickly and most likely they’ll start filming later this summer. Head over to the Kickstarter page linked above and see what your donation could get you and for any new updates on the project.