A long time ago, we used to be friends. But I bet you haven't thought of it lately at all. Well, the folks behind Veronica Mars want you back. And they want you to want them. Enough song lyrics. Since the show was cancelled in 2007 after 3 seasons, fans have clamored for the show to continue. Creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell have sowed the seeds of the possibility of a movie, trying to get studio support while sighting rabid fan requests. Today, they have said goodbye to the studios. The cast and crew have laid down the gauntlet, asking fans of the show to put their money where their collective mouth is. Through Kickstarter, they have issued the Veronica Mars Movie Project.
In a drastic attempt to keep the show alive, there was a radical change in the show make-up. The premise for the prospective fourth season fast forwarded years ahead to Veronica as an FBI agent. In the boxed set of the show's third season, there was a trailer for it in the special features.The spunky teen kept every bit of her attitude and quick wit. There was even Walton Goggins (The Shield, Justified)! There was, however, no sign of Logan, Wallace, or even Detective Mars.
In the Kickstarter video, that plan seems to have altered a bit. Joining Bell and Thomas in the campaign video are Jason Dohring (who played on-again off-again paramour Logan Echolls), Ryan Hansen (the dim-witted Dick Casablancas), and Enrico Colantoni (Veronica's father). What the plot for the movie is is unknown but, should they reach their financial goal of a paltry 2 million dollars, filming will begin this summer. The catch is that they have to reach the goal in 30 days. Of course, at the time of this writing, the amount is nearly 750,000 and this is day 1. All monies go to the movie fund, so if you want to see the blonde super-sleuth on the big screen, contributing is a good idea.
There are tiered rewards for how much you contribute as well. For as low as $10, you will receive the movie's script in a download. There is one tier (since claimed) that awards a speaking role in the film. Other rewards include DVDs/Blu-Rays of the movie, a making-of documentary, posters, t-shirts, and more. Obviously, the more you put in, the more you get. The movie being made is a near certainty, the only question is how big it will be.
And on that note, cue the Dandy Warhols...