Watch your noses, 09ers – Veronica Mars is back.
Yep, the erstwhile snarky private eye, mama of Backup and SLR-wielding bad ass was reborn yesterday when series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell took to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise funds for a low-budget “Veronica Mars” movie to wrap up stories from the show left hanging so egregiously when the CW dropped it after the third series.
In a result which perhaps points the way forward for beloved geek properties felled in a untimely fashion by uncaring corporate masters, the hoped-for $2 million baseline budget for the project was joyously reached in a mere ten hours. Creative people being able to take their niche wares to an audience who wish to back them? It’s Beethoven-era artistic patronage rendered feasible by digital connectivity, so it is!
Somewhere, a Browncoat’s ear has begun to twitch…
- Pickstarter Extra: The Veronica Mars Movie (nerdist.com)
- So This ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Kickstarter Is Really Happening (geek-news.mtv.com)
- It’s True: The Veronica Mars Movie Is Happening – If We All Chip In, Right Now (tvline.com)