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UPDATE: So, you want to see a Veronica Mars movie? The ball's in your court as Kristen Bell tries to kickstart it

Mar. 13, 2013by:

UPDATE: So, not only has this campaign made its goal of $2 million in under 24 hours, but it's still going. Never underestimate the power of the fans. I firmly believe this is going to change things in big ways, both good and bad. Stay tuned for news on a VERONICA MARS movie!

I've never seen Veronica Mars, so I can't say whether this is worth your while or not.  However, I have plenty of friends who have seen it and have tried to convince me to drink the Kristen Bell Kool-Aid and watch the show, so I know that there is a strong fan following for the short-lived series. Much like Joss Whedon's Firefly, which couldn't sustain ratings despite the professed love from fans, Veronica Mars went off the air after three seasons.  Since then, fans (aka Cloud Watchers) have continuously rallied for a movie with show creator Rob Thomas enthusiastic about the idea.  However, nothing has ultimately taken shape since the show ended, with Bell continuing on with the good (FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL) and the bad (WHEN IN ROME) and the cable (House of Lies).

Now, in a last ditch effort, both Bell and Thomas are mounting a Kickstarter campaign to help finance the film and convince Warner Bros. that there's enough desire to see a Veronica Mars movie.  If they're able to raise $2 million bucks in 30 days then apparently that's enough for WB to greenlight a movie.  So, there you have it.  Time for the fans to put their money where the kickstarter is.  This is what I love about kickstarter (and programs like it).  It's a venue that puts you in a position to really affect what you will (or won't) see, even if you're voting with money.  I think it's a great moment, too, to show if fan's support is really there.

Check out the Kickstarter video here:

For those not in the know, this is what Veronica Mars is all about:

The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father. In each episode, Veronica solves a different stand-alone case while working to solve a more complex mystery. The first two seasons of the series each had a season-long mystery arc, introduced in the first episode of the season and solved in the season finale. The third season took a different format, focusing on smaller mystery arcs that would last the course of several episodes.

If you're a fan and want to see this happen, then dust off your wallet and head over to the Kickstarter page and make a pledge.  In the time it took me to write this, they went from $50,000 to $100,000, so I'd say it's looking good so far...

Extra Tidbit: What projects would you toss some money into if given the chance?
Source: Kickstarter

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1:12PM on 03/14/2013
With Kickstarter, the possibilities are endless! For instance, shows can probably return with the right funding. Imagine if Firefly were given the kickstarter treatment?
With Kickstarter, the possibilities are endless! For instance, shows can probably return with the right funding. Imagine if Firefly were given the kickstarter treatment?
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1:19AM on 03/14/2013
I'm ecstatic for everyone involved and I tip my hat to every who/continues to donate.
Tidbit: It's very obscure but there was a prime time cartoon-sitcom called Clone High, that aired on MTV in the US and Teletoon in Canada back in 2003 that I would love to see a movie/continuation of. The creators of that show have gone on to direct Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street but that show remains my most favorite thing they've ever done.
I'm ecstatic for everyone involved and I tip my hat to every who/continues to donate.
Tidbit: It's very obscure but there was a prime time cartoon-sitcom called Clone High, that aired on MTV in the US and Teletoon in Canada back in 2003 that I would love to see a movie/continuation of. The creators of that show have gone on to direct Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street but that show remains my most favorite thing they've ever done.
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9:00PM on 03/13/2013
Wow. 2 million in the first day. I'm a big Kickstarter fan, and this is one of the fastest campaigns I've ever seen. I'll be curious, though, to see what it does over the next 30 days.
Wow. 2 million in the first day. I'm a big Kickstarter fan, and this is one of the fastest campaigns I've ever seen. I'll be curious, though, to see what it does over the next 30 days.
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3:20PM on 03/13/2013
Best news of the day! It has already reached a million bucks and we've still got 30 days left.

It's safe to say... this movie is going to happen.

Up yours WB!
Best news of the day! It has already reached a million bucks and we've still got 30 days left.

It's safe to say... this movie is going to happen.

Up yours WB!
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2:49PM on 03/13/2013
This is why key words are so important in article headlines. I would passed right by this had I not read "Balls in Kristen Bell."

Oh, and Veronica Mars is awesome too.
This is why key words are so important in article headlines. I would passed right by this had I not read "Balls in Kristen Bell."

Oh, and Veronica Mars is awesome too.
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1:43PM on 03/13/2013
The show was excellent and overlooked I think by many because of the title and being on UPN/CW. It's been a long time though so this is very surprising, but great news. It might be early still, but I'm thinking the fan support might be there. It's almost at $700,000 already. I've glanced at kickstarters before, but I think this might actually be the first time I drop some cash down on one.
The show was excellent and overlooked I think by many because of the title and being on UPN/CW. It's been a long time though so this is very surprising, but great news. It might be early still, but I'm thinking the fan support might be there. It's almost at $700,000 already. I've glanced at kickstarters before, but I think this might actually be the first time I drop some cash down on one.
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12:43PM on 03/13/2013

Sweet!

This was a great show. The first two seasons were gold. The third season, when it was moved to the CW after UPN was destroyed, was iffy at most. Well, what I saw of it. I think a movie would be great for Veronica Mars. But, to be honest, I'd prefer a new series as it would offer more time with the characters. Great news!
This was a great show. The first two seasons were gold. The third season, when it was moved to the CW after UPN was destroyed, was iffy at most. Well, what I saw of it. I think a movie would be great for Veronica Mars. But, to be honest, I'd prefer a new series as it would offer more time with the characters. Great news!
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12:10PM on 03/13/2013

Sweet!

This was a great show. The first two seasons were gold. The third season, when it was moved to the CW after UPN was destroyed, was iffy at most. Well, what I saw of it. I think a movie would be great for Veronica Mars. But, to be honest, I'd prefer a new series as it would offer more time with the characters. Great news!
This was a great show. The first two seasons were gold. The third season, when it was moved to the CW after UPN was destroyed, was iffy at most. Well, what I saw of it. I think a movie would be great for Veronica Mars. But, to be honest, I'd prefer a new series as it would offer more time with the characters. Great news!
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12:05PM on 03/13/2013

Being a video game fan...

...I would love to toss some money (if I had an abundance of it) into an Uncharted movie, God of War, Legend of Zelda, Halo (please put Tom Hardy in this suit and make the damn movie!), Metal Gear Solid could work too...but definitely a Half-Life movie (give Michael Fassbender a set of glasses and let's watch some magic)
...I would love to toss some money (if I had an abundance of it) into an Uncharted movie, God of War, Legend of Zelda, Halo (please put Tom Hardy in this suit and make the damn movie!), Metal Gear Solid could work too...but definitely a Half-Life movie (give Michael Fassbender a set of glasses and let's watch some magic)
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12:00PM on 03/13/2013
Please let this happen. It would be great to see.
Please let this happen. It would be great to see.
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