Since Veronica Mars was cancelled in 2007, leaving a number of unresolved plot threads in its wake, fans have been clamoring for a feature film. After years of rumors and bits of hope from the show’s creator, Rob Thomas, that movie’s fate is now in the hands of the show’s fans. Thomas has started a Kickstarter campaign to secure a minimum of $2 million dollars in a month to make the film.
Warner Brothers, who holds the rights to the franchise, has signed off on the deal and agreed to handle the finances for the marketing and distribution. The film would be shot this summer on the shoestring budget, with people like Thomas and Kristen Bell, who played the titular character, working for smaller salaries to make the movie happen. If it happens we would see it in theaters in early 2014.
The page for the Kickstater campaign includes a hilarious video featuring a Thomas and a few of the show’s stars as well as a list of cool prizes. These range from exclusive t-shits, to tickets for the premier and even associate producer credit or a cameo in the film; the big prizes are of course limited to a few recipients. These rewards are going fast however, at the time of this posting the page has already taken in over $1.6 million and it’s only been open for a day.
It may be safe to say that we will see a Veronica Mars movie very soon.