Kickstarter campaign for Veronica Mars movie launches
UPDATED: Over $2m raised in less than a day, kickstarting new Veronica Mars film!
UPDATE: It took half a day to raise the $2m. Current total? $2.5m and rising...
This, friends, may well be the way forward for non-blockbuster movies in the future. Having attempted to get a Veronica Mars movie greenlit in Hollywood following the ending of the show a few years back, Rob Thomas has taken to Kickstarter.
The Veronica Mars creator wrote that "Warner Bros. wasn’t convinced there was enough interest to warrant a major studio-sized movie about Veronica and the project never got off the ground", with regards to his previous attempt to get the film moving. Hence, he's now set up a Kickstarter campaign, which might just be the highest profile movie project to date to use the crowdfunding service.
Thomas is looking to raise $2m, and at the time of writing, he's nearly half way to his goal, with thousands of people chipping in to fund the new film. It seems unlikely that it won't now hit its goal, which leads to the exciting prospect of Veronica Mars back on our screens by March 2014.
We'll keep you posted on this, and you can donate to the film right here. We have...
(And if this works, can we have Dredd 2 and The X-Files 3 next?)
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