Get ready for Veronica Mars on the big screen!
On Wednesday, March 13, Kristen Bell and the show’s creator, Rob Thomas, announced a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to make a Veronica movie. The goal was to reach $2 million – and they did it in less than 11 hours.
“I love you guys. You are all SO spectacular. I am speechless,” mom-to-be Kristen tweeted last night to her nearly one million followers.
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The flick is set to hit theaters in early 2014. Thomas says it “will be shot over the summer and post-production will happen in the fall.”
“We will make the sleuthiest, snarkiest, it’s-all-fun-and-games-‘til-one-of-you-gets-my-foot-up-your-a** movie we possibly can,” Kristen wrote on the official campaign page. “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.”
And for all you fans out there, Thomas has teased what the movie will be about: “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."
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Reprising their roles are Kristen, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen and Enrico Colantoni. Though Tina Majorino, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell and Francis Capra have yet to sign on, Thomas is busy trying to bring them back.
“dear pope: Im sorry VM fans stole ur thunder on ur 1st day,” Kristen joked on Twitter late last night. “I mean,Im not really that sorry,but i thought it would be polite 2 say so. xo”
Even Dax Shepard – her fiancé and father of her unborn child – was ecstatic about the news: “To everyone who helped my most beautiful, nerdy angel (@IMKristenBell) today, THANK YOU!!!”
The campaign was the largest in Kickstarter history. In just four hours, it raised $1 million – shattering the record for the fastest project to hit that mark in donations. And the number is still growing. As of 9:30 a.m. ET Thursday, March 14, it reached over $2.5 million.
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The show aired on UPN for its first two seasons with the third season saying farewell on The CW in 2007. It centered on Kristen’s title character, a teenage private investigator, who — under the guidance of her detective father — solved cases each episode in the fictional town of Neptune, Calif.
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