Watch the First VERONICA MARS Movie Trailer
“It finally happened.”
On Apr 12, 2013, the final second on the countdown clicked to zero and The Veronica Mars Movie Project was funded $5,702,153, that’s $3,702, 153 over the pledged goal. This would be the first major Hollywood film to be crowd funded (though not entirely) by fans through Kickstarter. Almost a year later, we’re finally seeing the fruits their labor. The Veronica Mars movie was finally made. Who needs six seasons to get a movie? Not this show.
In his letter to the fans who helped fund the project, myself included, show creator and director Rob Thomas had this to say:
It took us almost eight years, 92,000 fans, and some major changes in the entertainment business to get this movie to the starting line. That’s not the longest a movie has ever taken to get started, but it’s a long time. That’s longer than George R. R. Martin takes to write a Game of Thrones novel.
But when Veronica returns on March 14, it will only have taken us one year — almost to the day — to get a movie funded, written, shot, edited, scored, marketed and released. That’s not the shortest amount of time a studio film has ever taken, but it’s pretty damn close.
Veronica Mars, former high school sleuth, has moved to New York City with her boyfriend Stosh “Piz” Piznarski nine years after the events of Season 3. She wishes to distance herself as far from her hometown Neptune as possible, but is forced to return to her old hometown when her old boyfriend Logan Echolls is once again accused of murder.
Veronica Mars is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide March 14, 2014. But just before that, Rob Thomas and the cast will join together on stage at the Dobly Theater in Los Angeles to kick off the premiere at PaleyFest 2014 on March 13, 2014.