It looks like a Veronica Mars movie will be coming to a theaters near you in 2014. After a record-breaking month of Kickstarter donations, the feature adaptation of Rob Thomas’ (Party Down) beloved cult TV series has the funding to go into production. The original goal of $2 million was surpassed in just the first day, but Thomas himself had a personal hope that they would reach $5 million by the end of the month. While not everyone was fully behind the idea of using Kickstarter to fund the film, it is undeniable that this project shows the power of the fans and viewers. If there is a dedicated following behind a TV show or film, they would be willing to move mountains and open up their wallets to see unfinished stories get that last chapter.
The Veronica Mars movie has commitments from stars Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring, but hopefully we can also see other cast members such as Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, and Tina Majorino in the mix. Hit the jump for more on the project.
As EW details, finishing with well over $5 million dollars shows the true dedication of the Veronica Mars fandom, known as Marshmallows. They broke records within the first day, getting to $1 million within just four and a half hours of the Kickstarter’s launch. Thomas shared some of the planned plot, with Veronica having gone on to study law after her time at Hearst College in the third season. A ten-year high school reunion brings her back to Neptune, which will hopefully include her interacting with some of the beloved and despicable characters we saw during the first two seasons at Neptune High.
Thomas had confirmed that he is finished with the first draft of the script and is going through revisions now. While Bell is still in contract negotiations, her unflagging support obviously has her in lock for the film. I really do hope we get to see as many members of the recurring cast come back to explore the story, as I am a rip-roaring Marshmallow myself.