Hey, “Veronica Mars” fans, it looks like you might get your movie after all. If, that is, you make it happen.
After spending years trying to get Warner Bros. to pony up the cash for a “Veronica Mars” movie to the now defunct TV show, star Kristen Bell and the show’s creator/producer Rob Thomas have taken to the Kickstarter route to, well, kick start a movie of their own. To do that, though, they need money. Yours, specifically. And since “Veronica Mars” was never a big-budget sci-fi show with CGI and all that expensive whatnots, the movie, according to Thomas, will only cost $2 million to make. (But if you wanna keep giving after the $2 million, he’ll take it, too.)
Now you may be asking yourself: “What, Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas, two big Hollywood people, don’t have $2 million to make this passion project they’ve been talking about making forever?” In this very specific case, it’s less about the duo having the money to make a $2 million film and more about Warner Bros., who currently owns the rights to Veronica Mars, allowing them to. So according to Thomas, if enough fans kick in their hard-earned funds to get the movie made, it will show Warner that there are, indeed, still interest for the movie. In that case, the studio would actually get off their butts and shell out the money for marketing, promotion, and distribution of the movie.
So what would a “Veronica Mars” movie entail? According to Thomas:
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. 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…
As of this article, the movie’s Kickstarter page currently has over 7,000 backers and over $600,000 in the bank towards their $2 million goal. There are still more than 30 days to go, so it looks very likely that they’ll hit their $2 million goal sooner rather than later. Whether it goes higher than that, well, who knows how many people are willing to kick in.
So, here’s your chance to literally back the movie you all claim you’ve been wanting for for the last 5 years. Put your money where your mouth is and donate now. And if you don’t and they don’t reach their goal? Stop yer bitchin’.
Via : EW