'Veronica Mars' film fundraising goal met in 11 hours

March 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas says a film version of the California detective drama series will be made, thanks to fans who raised $2 million in 11 hours.

Thomas and actress Kristen Bell, the show's star, announced a Kickstarter online fundraising campaign Wednesday. They said Warner Bros. agreed to make a "Veronica Mars" movie if fans contributed $2 million toward it by April 12.

The money was raised the same day the challenge was presented.

"My mind is blown. I've been fantasizing about this and had to tell myself: 'Stop it, Rob, you're being silly. You're setting yourself up for disappointment,'" Thomas told EW.com. "And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up. We better deliver."

"I knew 'Veronica Mars' fans were cool, but I had no idea they could rally with such power. They are unstoppable -- just like Veronica. I will have a permanent blush on my face, feeling so lucky to be associated with this entire thing," Bell said.

The movie is expected to be shot this summer and released in theaters in early 2014.

The TV series had a small but loyal following during its three-season run from 2004-07.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for ex J. Howard Marshall's millions
Stephanie Jacobsen joins cast of 'NCIS'
Nicki Minaj releases derriere-filled video for 'Anaconda' ft. Drake
Jennifer Garner dumps bucket of water on Ben Affleck for ALS
Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' will be cut to please North Korea
Trending News