Rob Thomas, the mastermind behind the now defunct series "Veronica Mars," is trying to bring the series back to life - in the form of a movie. The producer who says talks of making the dream a reality has been going on for years, started a Kickstarter campaign today (March 13, 2013) to finance the movie. In his address on The Veronica Mars Project page, he says he needs the blessings of Warner Brothers to move forward but they have agreed to give them a shot by gauging interest with the campaign. Already, the potential film has garnered the support of over 10,000 backers and raised $785, 982 in funding.
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. 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.
I promise to give it my all. i promise to work my hardest to give everyone a little bit more Veronica, and i will be oh so honored to do so.
I only ask for one thing in return.
If I ever die, do me a favor. Go on Oprah and tell the world that I loved kittens.
LoVe to you ALL,
Rob has taken to his Twitter to share his appreciation and surprise about the outpouring of support. His goal is to get to a million dollars in the next few hours, tweeting, "The record time to $1M on Kickstarter is 7 hours. Can we top that? Can we make it there in 5? $80K to go! #Verononicamars @IMKristenBell"
To donate, visit The Veronica Mars Movie Project.