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Warner Bros. Agrees To 'Veronica Mars' Movie For 2014 If Fans Can Raise $2 Million In 30 Days

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist March 13, 2013 at 11:01AM

Ever since being taken off the air in 2006, fans of "Veronica Mars" have been clamoring, calling and pleading for its return. A couple of years back, Warner Bros. even went so far as to set up an email address to handle the requests they were getting, and now it looks like the one shot that devotees of the program has been asking for is here.
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Ever since being taken off the air in 2006, fans of "Veronica Mars" have been clamoring, calling and pleading for its return. A couple of years backWarner Bros. even went so far as to set up an email address to handle the requests they were getting, and now it looks like the one shot that devotees of the program has been asking for is here.

Today, producer/creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell officially launched a Kickstarter campaign for the "Veronica Mars" movie. The goal? $2 million dollars in 30 days in order to make this happen, so its time to put up or shut up guys. The $2 million will be to finance the movie, with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution agreeing to front costs for marketing, promotion, and distribution. If this all comes together, production would get underway this summer, and the movie would get a limited theatrical run in early 2014, before heading to VOD, iTunes and other digital outlets.

This is pretty game-changing news, not just for fans of "Veronica Mars" (who are undoubtedly thrilled) but any niche/cult properties studios may still want to exploit, but not quite have the financial reasoning to do so. Warner Bros. has long maintained that while the show has a following, it wasn't enough for them to greenlight the kind of budget and campaign a regular movie would need. But this indie minded approach is a bit of a workaround, though one wonders about the ethics of taking money from fans to finance something that will make money for WB for years to come.

But maybe for those who are fans of the show, just getting the movie made is enough. Either way, it's all in your hands now. Watch the promo for the campaign below. [via EW]

This article is related to: Television, TV News, Veronica Mars


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