In less than 24 hours, the Veronica Mars Movie has officially met the $2 million dollar goal that was set by Warner Brothers to finance the movie.
Dear CW, does this prove to you that you shouldn’t have killed the series for one of your super crappy replacements?
The year was 2007 when The CW decided that it would be best to cancel their hit show, Veronica Mars to make space for shows like America’s Next Top Model and others that people probably don’t even remember. While back then the network got their way, to the dismay of “marshmallows” around the world, but it looks like the fans behind the pop culture hit are getting the last laugh.
After years of rumors and speculation of a possible movie to end the series the right way, it was finally confirmed by Veronica Mars herself, Kristen Bell and creator of the series, Rob Thomas, on Twitter that there will be a movie. The catch? Warner Brothers said that if they could come up with $2 million for production then they would take responsibility for all the press and promotion for the film.
Thomas decided to start a Kickstarter page where fans could help by donating any amount money that they could to help support. Thomas said that once the goal has been met that they would instantly start pre-production, meaning filming will start this Summer and make it in time for a 2014 release date.
The Kickstarter page also has a message from Bell who has also been updating fans all day via her Twitter about the campaign.
She writes on the page:
“I am currently the happiest blonde in a hamster ball the world has ever seen. We have been waiting so long to make this movie dream a movie reality, and it’s because of YOUR commitment, YOUR persistence, that we finally have a chance.”
She continues, “we just have one more step to go. You have banded together like the sassy little honey badgers you are and made this possibility happen. I promise if we hit our goal, we will make the sleuthiest, snarkiest, it’s-all-fun-and-games-‘til-one-of-you-gets-my-foot-up-your-ass movie we possibly can.”
So far, the campaign has raised over $900,000. So Warner Bros, get your stuff ready, it’s go time.