Ever since the cult UPN favorite Veronica Mars went off the air there have been talks of doing a movie. Pretty much everyone involved with the show has said they were interested in doing a movie, but nothing ever materialized… Until now.
Series creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter page this morning. The pitch, which reunited several of the original cast members, promises that if they raise the $2 million in start up funds, the movie will finally become a reality. The plan is to go into production this summer with an early 2014 release. Watch the pitch video below.
What will the movie revolve around? Well, Thomas provides a bit of insight.
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.
Veronica Mars herself even posted a message to the campaign.
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,
Since the announcement today, the project has already surpassed the $2 million goal with 30 days left to go by over 30,000 backers. I guess it’s safe to say the interest from the fans is still there.