The rumors are finally true: A “Veronica Mars” movie is slated to release in summer 2014… if the fans raise enough money to film it!
A new Kickstarter campaign launched Wednesday for the “Veronica Mars” movie project. The man behind the campaign — Rob Thomas, creator and executive producer of the show (not the singer, sorry). The woman behind the campaign — Veronica Mars herself, actress Kristen Bell.
The goal — $2,000,000.
Wait, we thought crowd funding platforms like Kickstarter were used to help artists and inventors raise much-needed funds for creations like the world’s largest jock strap or a trip around the world to meet all your Facebook friends.
So when Hollywood needs a Kickstarter campaign, you know the economy is really in trouble, right? Well, maybe not.
The “Veronica Mars” movie campaign may be more of a petition to prove that it’s worth major-studio backing, according to Slate. Apparently, Thomas has pitched the movie idea to Warner Bros. in the past, but the studio “wasn’t convinced there was enough interest… and the project never got off the ground.”
Still, it does offer some pretty cool incentives for financial pledges, including actual roles in the film. One person has already pledged $10,000 for a speaking part in the movie. Maybe the economy is not so bad after all…
In its first day, the campaign has already raised more than half of its total goal and hopes to surpass it. Perhaps this fun video with Kristen Bell, complete with inside jokes from the show that only the true fans would get, had something to do with it.
Do you think major Hollywood films should have access to crowd funding?