‘Veronica Mars’, another TV series that falls into the category of “fantastic shows cancelled well before their time”, alongside ‘Firefly’, these shows failed to find the audience they required to keep them alive at the time, but were nonetheless, brilliant. Starring Kristen Bell the ‘Veronica Mars’ TV series ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007, it built up a small but loyal following including personalities such as Kevin Smith and Joss Whedon who both had appearances in the show.
After the ending of the show there was rumour of a feature film, show creator Rob Thomas pitched a film adaptation to series owners Warner Bros. who opted not to fund the project. In the years since, it has seemed increasingly unlikely that we’d ever see the character on either the small or big screen again.
However Veronica was destined to return, in an apparent last chance effort Thomas brokered a deal with Warner Bros. to pick up the costs of marketing, promotion and distribution if the production budget could be raised via a kick-starter project. With a $2 million goal the kick-starter project advised that the plan would be to move the film into production in mid-2013, with pre-production late in the year and a release early 2014.
Less than nine hours is all it took for the project to reach its goal, with nearly a month left on the project the funds for the film are likely to finish up well beyond the original goal making for a higher quality production, and more kick-starter perks for those who donate.
In case anyone reading this missed out on the TV series (not thinking of anyone in particular such as the AccessReel chief Darran Price), there’s never been a better time jump in and experience the sassy teen sleuth show.
For fans looking forward to the movie Rob Thomas dropped a few (spoilerish for those who haven’t watched the show) hints about where things might go;
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.