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'Veronica Mars' movie reaches two million dollar funding goal

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Early Wednesday morning, we told you that 'Veronica Mars' star Kristen Bell and series creator Rob Thomas had just launched a Kickstarter campaign, with the goal being to raise funds for the creation of a long demanded follow-up movie to the beloved CW series. Their stated objective was to raise two million dollars in thirty days. Little did anyone know that it wouldn't even take one.

In less than five hours, the 'Mars' Kickstarter zoomed past the one million dollar mark, smashing the previous record of seven hours. By the ten hour mark, the two million dollar goal was reached, and then quickly surpassed. As of this writing, the project has currently raised $2,451,817. Thomas has assured fans that every dollar above the goal will go toward making the film that much better. Fans have until the original April 12th deadline to continue donating, so who knows, we may end up with a ten million dollar 'Veronica Mars' movie by the end of it.

The unmitigated success of this campaign, leads me to wonder if the producers and stars of some other canceled cult dramas will soon give this route a shot. Chris Carter has wanted to make a Millennium movie for over a decade. Fans have been clamoring for a return to Jericho since 2008. The possibilities could be endless, now that we know that the fanbase will come through for a show they really love. 'Veronica Mars' fans have truly put their money where their mouths are in this instance, and I applaud them for it.


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Written by: Michael Stevenson
Mar 13th, 2013, 4:05 pm

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Message Posted On Mar 14th, 2013, 2:23 am

It is good news, and it might be an interesting model for shows that die too early, but it is a bad precedent: studios will be likely to ax borderline popular shows and see this type of movement as a source of income, padding productions costs and rolling on the extra revenue (or at least, a way to lower risk) - in essence, it's a way to finance a show w/o capital investors. They already make bad decisions far too often on bad information (a broken ratings system) in a shrinking market, this will become a release valve to give up more easily.

 

 

That being said, Firefly, Babylon 5 (in some of its short lived variations), Pushing Daisies, Blood & Chrome, Caprica, SGU, and so many others shows come to mind as candidates ;)

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