I was going to post a review today. I started writing it and then I decided I must call attention to the fact that something exciting happened yesterday. Something WAY exciting. Yes, I know, we got ourselves a new pope. I watched it being announced and that is exciting, but something even more exciting happened. Well, for Veronica Mars fans anyways.
Basically it went like this. The creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell wanted to make the movie. As well as many of the other cast members. Warner Brothers was unsure of this. So the creator, star, and fans tried many ways to convince them that this is a good idea. They didn’t buy it UNTIL Rob Thomas came up with an idea to see if fans could put their money where their mouths are. Money always talks. Sometimes even when you don’t have any, but that is a whole other story.
Courtesy of EW.com
You did it, Marshmallows!
Less than 11 hours after Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell announced a Kickstarter campaign,fans have raised the $2 million necessary to finance a Veronica Mars movie. It’s officially on!
“My mind is blown. I’ve been fantasizing about this and had to tell myself, ‘Stop it, Rob, you’re being silly. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment,’” the Mars creator tells EW. “And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up. We better deliver.”
“I knew Veronica Mars fans were cool, but I had no idea they could rally with such power. They are unstoppable — just like Veronica. I will have a permanent blush on my face, feeling so lucky to be associated with this entire thing,” says Bell.
The goal was to raise $2 million in 30 days. Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has agreed to put the movie into production and pick up the tab for marketing, promotion, and distribution. But exhibiting a passion that broke Kickstarter records in just six hours, fans have been flocking to the site since the page went up at 7:30 a.m. PT. And even though the goal has been reached, pledges can keep coming in.
To celebrate the fact that Veronica Mars is finally going to be made into a movie, here are some memorable quotes from the show.
Veronica: Well, actually, despite popular opinion you really can’t beat the truth out of someone.
Veronica: Wouldn’t it be nice to have glasses in the kitchen that don’t have the Hamburgler on them?
Veronica: It’s all fun and games till one of you gets my foot up your ass.
Veronica: That guy’s too big, that guy’s too small, and that guy’s… not a guy. Just in desperate need of a stylist.
If you don’t know what I am talking about, do yourself a favor and head over the the WB.com to watch seasons 1 and 2 of Veronica Mars. I am sure season 3 will be posted somewhere very soon!