Veronica Mars Movie Funded By Fans
The cult TV series is getting a big screen version six years after it was cancelled.
After 64 episodes over three seasons the studio called time on the quirky detective series starring Kristen Bell, the fans petitioned to save the show but Warner Bros were unwilling to grant the series a reprieve.
On March 13th the show’s creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million to make the movie a reality. The popular crowd funding website is frequently used by independent filmmakers to raise funding by people donating small sums of money in exchange for a credit and other rewards.
The campaign was inundated with donations and within 8 hours the full $2 million was reached from over 35,000 backers. Currently almost $3 million has been raised and there are still 29 days to go.
Due to the success of this campaign other now defunct TV shows are already considering using Kickstarter to get a movie adaptation funded. Chuck star Zachary Levi tweeted “2nd, to you Chucksters, believe that this news only bolsters my faith that I can help bring you a #ChuckMovie. Be patient. Stay tuned.” Series creator Josh Schwartz also used Twitter to joke that they would need to raise a budget of $120 million due to the “Big action set pieces”.
The Veronica Mars Movie is expected to be filmed this summer with almost all the original cast reprising their roles.