'Veronica Mars' Movie Kickstarter Campaign Lets Fans Do Something That's Not A Waste Of Time

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March 13th, 2013


I happily mock the nonsense "Save Our Show" campaigns that try and save failed TV shows by tweeting, Facebook liking, online petitions, sending crap to a network and other such nonsense.

They do little more than waste time and money, and swamp the poor network's mail room staff.

On the flip side, the current Kickstarter campaign for a Veronica Mars movie allows fans to contribute to something that could actually produce results. Money.

The next time somebody suggests you tweet, sign an online petition, or mail something to network remind them about the money.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Put this text in Google and read the article about the guy who pledged $10K…Apparently he gets a speaking role in the movie!

    “‘Veronica Mars’ movie: Meet the guy who just pledged $10k for a speaking role”

  • Richard Steven Hack

    And this text in Google will bring up EOnline’s article on where the VM stars are now…

    “Veronica Mars: Where Are They Now? From Kristen Bell to Les Misérables, Grey’s Anatomy to The Help”

  • Kavyn

    I’d totally donate for a Chuck movie if they did something similar. This is pretty cool!

  • The End

    @Richard Steven Hack

    He has quite the background too, look at his IMDB entry. It tells me this must be a dream come true for him, I hope he gets his moneys worth anyway.

  • The End

    Oh and by that, he’s not famous or anything. And hasn’t appeared in anything noteworthy at all. His projects just strike me as someone who enjoys what he does, and assuming he’s spending his own money on them, someone who would totally lap up the chance to appear in this movie.

  • jay

    It currently stands at $1.6 million and it hasn’t even been a day yet! Awesome idea, Community should SO do this not if, but when it is cancelled. They will get the money as well. (WITH DAN HARMON OF COURSE)

  • david

    I am sure they will reach the goal of 2 million soon the way its going. I love this show! i watched it every Tuesday night at 8. Great to see a movie is finale happening!

  • Jane Elliot

    What an incredibly unexpected (but awesome) idea! The movie clip was hysterical and reminds me why I loved Veronica Mars in the first place and the fact that we’re already at $1.6 million means the movie is definitely going to be made.

  • The 47th

    Yeah Community sounds like a good contender for this kind of campaign, as it has a very active fanbase.

    Buffy is another one too, and I bet it will be the next to try on this.

  • The End

    @The 47th
    @Buffy is another one too, and I bet it will be the next to try on this.

    Absolutely not, for two reasons. The first being, the series had a decent enough ending already and doesn’t need a movie. The second being that Joss Whedon is doing SHEILD, as well as The Avengers 2(Plus any other commitments with Disney) and will likely be busy for the next few years.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Re Joss Whedon… Keep in mind he runs a production company. If there were a Buffy Kickstarter and a remake or movie, he’d probably not actually run it. He didn’t run Firefly while Buffy and Angel were on the air – Tim Minnear did. Although he did have to be TOLD to let Tim run it, otherwise Buffy and Angel would have died… :-)

    Also by the time everyone got re-united for a Buffy movie, Avengers 2 and SHIELD might already be over.

    They wouldn’t have to do it instantly they got a green light from a studio. Projects can take years to materialize in Hollywood.

  • The End

    Grasping at straws a bit though? With some wishful thinking added in. The series is Joss Whedons own creation and I personally think with any kind of revival(Which seems redundant given the end and the age of the cast) he would want to be involved and would have the final say.

    As things stand now, there’s a high chance he’l end up being tied up in SHEILD/Any Avengers sequel for years to come and simply won’t want too/feel the need for Buffy to come back.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar would be pushing 40 in 4 and a bit years time, it would go against the point of the series to have such an old Vampire slayer knocking around lol

    The show has ended, it had a good end and a good run. I thought most fans let this show go already, it doesn’t need a revival.

  • 134sc

    I bet that if Chris Fedak and Zack Levi went to Warner Brothers with this exact idea, Chuck fans would come through. I know I would.

  • dan

    The fans of Buffy (which many still are) many do not want a film that is both Warner bought the rights to do a remake, even the fans protested and the actors from Buffy and Joss complained and the film project was canceled

  • tommie

    They’re already at $1.8 million raised.

  • Jane Elliot

    I think Buffy (and a lot of other cult favorites) is a long shot for any kind of fan-funded movie. The only reason why the Veronica Mars movie is at all viable is because of the flexibility of the show premise (the fourth season of VM was already supposed to feature the characters as adults) and the enthusiastic support of the cast and show creator. I can’t imagine any of Joss’s casts being willing to do something like this except for the Firefly crew and they already had their shot at a movie (which was not a commercial success, but which also tied up the series nicely).

  • James

    Do this with Chuck.

  • The Original J

    Just hit $1.9 million. It will easily get to $2 million by the end of the day.

  • tommie

    @Jane Elliot – yes, I don’t think Buffy will benefit from this sort of thing mainly because I can’t see Sarah Michelle Gellar doing it for as cheap as Kristen Bell. And that’s what this is all about – the cast aren’t doing it for big money; their page even indicates that this is something they’ll be doing inbetween projects.

    Also, I doubt the budget will be just $2 million. I think Warner Bros will put in a bit into the project but at the end of the day it won’t be a massive production.

  • Mark

    Just passed $2 Million!

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