‘Veronica Mars’ film’s online fundraiser hits goal

LOS ANGELES (AP) â?? "Veronica Mars" fans just bought himself a big screen version of the cult favorite TV series. crowd-sourcing website Kicksta...

LOS ANGELES (AP) â?? “Veronica Mars” fans just bought himself a big screen version of the cult favorite TV series.

crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter campaign to raise $ 2 million for the project has achieved its goal in less than a day.

“Veronica Mars,” starring Kristen Bell as Detective young, his third season run in 2007. With the help of Bell, series creator Rob Thomas began Wednesday in the search for a big screen version.

More than 33,000 people have pledged $ 2.1 million as of Wednesday evening, the total still.


not available, Thomas promised: “The more money we raise, the cooler movie what we can do.”

The film is the fastest projects not yet reached 1 million on Kickstarter, hit in 4 hours and 24 minutes. This is also the film’s most funded project or video so far, according to a spokesperson for the site. Previous collections fund films are high in terms of “The Goon” ($ 442,000) and “Charlie Kaufman Anomalisa” ($ 406,000), both lively

Thomas said. “Veronica Mars” owner Warner Bros. has his blessing to the project and cast members from Bell and others are ready to begin production this summer for a release in 2014. A spokesman said limited studio output, which means it can not thousands of screens or in any city is probably at this moment.

fundraising campaign, which was confirmed by the representative of Thomas United Talent Agency, ends April 12.

“You grouped as badgers sassy little honey and you are done this can happen,” Bell said in an online message, promising “sleuth stenosis, snarkiest” movie possible.

Bell is back on television in “House of Lies,” the Showtime series starring Don Cheadle.

She and a number of “Veronica Mars” cast members appear in a video on Kickstarter light which they reflect on the prospect of reunification.


average between 2.2 million and 2.5 million viewers during the two years of the existence of the now defunct UPN and final season on the CW network. these modest figures are overshadowed by the intense devotion fan who kept alive dreams of a movie.

Backers are eligible for all kinds of goodies, ranging from a PDF copy script must be submitted on the day of the film (for a $ 10 bet) for naming rights to a character (for $ 8,000). An appearance in the film, available at a $ 10,000 contribution was made.

Crowdsourcing gave filmmakers a new way to raise money is still elusive. At the Academy Awards last month, the short documentary “Innocente” was the first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar. He received $ 52,000 for 300 employees.


AP business writer Ryan Nakashima contributed to this report.




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