It's True: The Veronica Mars Movie Is Happening -- If We All Chip In, Right Now

Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter After nearly six years of wishing, hoping and dreaming, Veronica Mars fans can take one final, big-screen trip back to Neptune — provided that everyone chips in to get a feature film follow-up made.

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As first reported by EW.com, series creator Rob Thomas and frontwoman Kristen Bell have launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign that, if at least $2 million is collected by April 12, will guarantee the production and distribution of a Veronica Mars movie.

“Kristen and I met with the Warner Bros. brass, and they agreed to allow us to take this shot. They were extremely cool about it, as a matter of fact,” Thomas says on the Kickstarter page. “Their reaction was, if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board.

“So this is it. This is our shot,” he stresses.”I believe it’s the only one we’ve got.”

The way Kickstarter works, for the uninitiated: People pledge dollars toward the funding of a project. Depending on the pledge point, “rewards” are available. In this case, $10 gets you a PDF of the shooting script, $25 gets a T-shirt thrown in, with $35 you’ll also get a digital copy of the movie before its limited theatrical release, and so on.

As Thomas notes, if just 80,000 of Mars‘ 3 million viewers chip in the most common Kickstarter pledge of $25, boom — LoVe is in the air!

If $2 mil is raised by April 12– when Bell has a window available to film it — the movie happens. If the goal is not met in time, you are charged not a penny and we say goodbye to Neptune forever. Here’s the direct link for making pledges.

In this video, Bell, Thomas, costars Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen and Enrico Colantoni give you a taste of how it could be, while explaining the project.

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256 Comments
  1. Dick Whitman says:

    I just gave them $10 (I’m not in the US). I hope they arrange something for the international fans, I’m ready to give them my money!

  2. Lilu says:

    this thing imploded! It’s crazy how fast they raised 1,5M. I lovce the interwebzzz! Next step: Firefly!!!!

  3. Timmy Bauer says:

    I’m from Italy, and I’ve just donated my ten bucks. Go, Veronica, go!

  4. Ronnie says:

    The fact that they are able to get these pledges for the show within in a day just shows how devoted fans are and that the studio was wrong to cancel it. Not to mention the new fans the show has garnered in syndication on SoapNet. This could be really big. Of course, they can’t start anything until Kristen has her baby.

  5. JASon says:

    That’s one interesting piece of starange!!

  6. Kay says:

    Ausiello, are you freaking out like us to this amazing news?!

  7. Alia says:

    I AM SO IN!!! *grabs credit card*

  8. katie says:

    can they do this for gilmore girls too lol??

  9. Alia says:

    We’re at $1,595,817! This is going to happen! I am so happy, I’m actually welling up a little.

  10. Chris says:

    I can’t stop watching the pledge numbers go up. I’m sooo happy right now.

  11. kavyn says:

    Here’s hoping Chuck gets a kickstarter fund next! :)

  12. Fernanda says:

    Bravo for Kirsten “The Real Gossip Girl” Bell. I support Veronica Mars but i put my money on a Buffy movie with the original TV Cast and Joss Whedon behind the camera.

  13. Elyse says:

    1.6 almost 1.7 million! we’re almost there!!!!!!

  14. Lecholls says:

    This is incredible. I am SO happy! We’re going to Neptune again!

  15. Courtney B says:

    Just made my donation. This is SO gonna happen :)

  16. Jennifer says:

    how exciting!!! it looks like they already have quite a bit

  17. Candice says:

    I’ve pledge $35. I can’t wait to see this happen.

  18. Sheldon W. says:

    As of right now, $1,871,230.

    Looks like we’re getting a V-Ron movie! Woo-hoo!

  19. K. says:

    WOW! This is great just as long as Veronica and Logan end up together please. Also as of right this second it is $1,947,050!

  20. CultureVulture says:

    Oops sorry! So what does Ryan say in the video “we don’t all have your _____ f*%$ you money”?? What is the part I can’t figure out??

  21. Jason says:

    And it just ticked over $2 Million, we are funded people, dreams do come true.

  22. Jane Doe says:

    YAY!YAY!YAY! $2 million!!

  23. Jana Wells says:

    We just hit 2 million!!!

  24. Nan says:

    They did it! I’m so happy!

  25. Elyse says:

    YAYY!!!!!!!!

  26. Megan S says:

    I JUST FINIsHED a VERONICA MARS SEASON 1-3 MARATHON. INSANE TIMING SOOOOO EXCITING

  27. Cheryl says:

    How long ago did they make this video? Why doesn’t Kristen look pregnant?

  28. Deion says:

    I go to sleep and wake up and they’ve raised ANOTHER million dollars. Should Arrested Development have done this years ago?

  29. HTGRWHOM says:

    yes!

  30. Alyssa Alphabet says:

    OMG this is is going to be SO awesome!!! I can’t wait for this movie to be made. Veronica Mars was my show!

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