(Courtesy photo) Veronica Mars back in the day
If you grew up watching Veronica Mars
on the UPN (remember that network?) and would literally pay money
to see a new installment of the hit teen drama, then here's a story just for you: Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has promised that if the Veronica Mars team—star Kristen Bell
and show creator Rob Thomas—can raise $2 million on social enterprise site Kickstarter, the studio will produce a Veronica Mars
movie and pick up the tab for promotion and distribution.
"The Kickstarter strategy represents the only way a Veronica Mars
movie was ever going to get made," explains a report in this week's EW
. "Thomas and Bell are confident that fans of the show will rally to the cause." And, so far, it's looking pretty good—the team have already raised $729,278 at time of publication thanks, in part perhaps, to the great list of donor prizes.
For a $10 donation, fans will get a PDF of the shooting script on the day of the movie's release; for $25, you'll get a limited-edition T-shirt; for $35 you get a digital version of the movie right after it premieres in theaters; and onwards and upwards.
To chip in and be part of the Veronica Mars
feature film, check out the project's Kickstarter page right here