Fans of long defunct CW series Veronica Mars took only 10 hours to fund a proposed $2 million feature film reviving the character Wednesday.
Series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell, along with three other cast members from the original series, released a video in conjunction with the funding request on crowd-sourced venture capital site Kickstarter. The requested $2 million was pledged to the project in 10 hours. Pledges will continue to be accepted until April 12th, with Thomas promising that additional funding will be used to make a better movie. As of right now, about $2.5 million has been pledged by over 39,000 backers.
I liked Veronica Mars. So sue me. It was a dark, funny and kind of intense show. Plus, have you seen Kristen Bell?
Yeah, I know she’s a big fat stinkin’ liberal and so is her boyfriend Dax Shepard and, when the baby that Shepard put in her comes out, it’ll probably be a big stinkin’ liberal, too. I liked the show and, for further information, see above. If I decided I was only going to be entertained by people I agree with, I’d spend most of my time sitting in a silent room staring at the wall. As long as they’re not shoving their nonsense down my throat during the program, I can live with it.
Anyway, the film immediately went into pre-production upon completion of its fundraising goal. Filming is planned for the summer, and they’re looking for an early 2014 release.
Here’s the video proposal, which was obviously filmed quite a while ago. Bell is incredibly pregnant right now.