The studio had previously released the first two minutes of the film at the end of February. The opening clip served as a refresher for fans and an introduction for those unfamiliar with the TV show of the same name.
Veronica Mars was originally a television series that aired for three seasons from 2004 to 2007. Actress Kristen Bell starred as Veronica, a high-school student and private investigator whose best friend Lilly Kane is murdered. She investigates Lilly's death while also dealing with her everyday life as a student; things become complicated for the sleuth when she develops a relationship with Lilly's ex-boyfriend, Logan Echolls.
The upcoming film will pick up the story nine years after the season three finale. Bell will reprise her role as Veronica, who returns to her hometown after Logan is again accused of murder. Logan was an original suspect in her investigation of Lilly's death.
Series creator Rob Thomas and Bell had launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund the movie adaptation in March of last year. The campaign reached their goal of $2 million within 10 hours, and Warner Bros. agreed to distribute the film. Funds continued to pour in, and the project raised over $5.7 million in total.
Veronica Mars will debut in theaters this Friday, March 14. Watch the eight-minute extended clip here.
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