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A 'Veronica Mars' Movie Is Happening... If Fans Can Help!

By  Justin Carreiro     1:27 PM    Labels:,,,,,,,,, 

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As revealed today exclusively by Entertainment Weekly, a Veronica Mars movie is currently in the works... but with a twist! Series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell have reached an agreement with Veronica Mars owner and parent company, Warner Bros. If the pair can raise enough interest, and funding(!), the company will bring the movie into production and cover all marketing, distribution and promotion costs.

Did you catch the twist? Thomas and Bell need to engage the world and raise enough funds to help cover the costs of the low-budget theatrical film. Their solution: a Kickstarter program that will run for 30 days to raise $2 million. The program, which launched today, has ALREADY raised more than $600,000 in just a few hours (I'd venture to guess four hours). 

If the goal is reached, filming will begin summer 2013, with an expected release date of early 2014. The Kickstarter campaign will finish on April 12, 2013. If the pair don't reach the goal by then, there will be no movie. This will be the one and only shot to prove Warner Bros. that fans need a Veronica Mars movie.

Here's the link to the campaign to make a donation: The Veronica Mars Movie Project.

For those of you unfamiliar with the show, Veronica Mars is a teen detective series that ran for three seasons on UPN and later The CW between 2004-2007.

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign has reached its $2 million goal within 11 hours of it being launched.

Are you excited for a Veronica Mars movie? Post in the comments and share your thoughts for the film.

About Justin Carreiro

Justin is a longtime TV buff and gamer. He loves chatting about shows, playing video and board games, and his not-so-secret love for reality tv. He is also a fan of horror movies, music and a bookworm at heart. He spends his time in Toronto working in PR and Social Media.

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