Veronica Mars Movie Gets Green Light! Online Kickstarter Campaign Reaches $2 Million Goal in One Day
It's official! A Veronica Mars movie is in the works. After a Kickstarter campaign was created to raise $2 million to bring Kristen Bell's TV detective to the big screen on Wednesday, March 12, fans raised the money (and then some!) after only one day.
"Hallelujah! It's a green light my friends," tweeted Rob Thomas, creator of the 2004-2007 show about a student private investigator, on Wednesday. "I love you all, but particularly the donors among you."
The show's beloved protagonist Bell, 32, also wrote, "I love you guys. You are all SO spectacular. I am speechless."
"Dear pope," she added of Pope Francis. "I'm sorry VM fans stole your thunder on your 1st day. I mean, I'm not really that sorry, but I thought it would be polite to say so. XO."
Thomas kicked off the Kickstarter on Wednesday with a challenge on the page: "Here it is. Our one shot to see a Veronica Mars movie happen. Kristen is in. I'm in. Let's do it!"
The creator told Forbes that the Kickstarter was created to "gauge fan interest" and their hope was to raise $2 million in one month. Well, fans collected over $1 million in just four hours and got the job done after one day -- and they're still donating.
"Keep in mind that the more money we raise, the cooler movie we can make," Thomas wrote on the page. In addition to the movie, fans were given an incentive of various gifts they would receive depending on how generously they donated. If they pledged $10 they would receive an emailed copy of the script, but if they pledged $10,000 or more they would get "a speaking role in the movie."
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