Yesterday, we reported that the creator and cast of the cancelled cult TV series Veronica Mars had launched a Kickstarter to hopefully fund a movie spin-off of the series.  The deal was this—if the Kickstarter could generate $2 million by April 12th, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution would produce the film as well as fund marketing, promotion and distribution for a 2014 release date.  At first, it seemed like a bit of a long shot…until the Kickstarter generated $2 million in under 12 hours.

That’s right—at the time of this writing, the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter had generated $2,648,011 from 43,593 donors.  That means that creator Rob Thomas, star Kristen Bell, and the rest of the cast will reunite this summer to film the motion picture follow-up of the series which ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007 on UPN and The CW.  The series told the story of a high school (and later, college) student who would moonlight as a detective, with help from her private investigator dad.

Warner Bros. will release the film in early 2014, and the Digital Distribution arm will also release the film on “VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms.”

It’s a fascinating new development in the world of filmmaking, in that cult films and TV series may now have the opportunity to continue on a fan-funded basis.

What do you think of the Veronica Mars news?

Source:  Coming Soon