Kickstarter may finally send humans to Neptune. The humans in question, of course, would be the actors of Veronica Mars—along with the characters they portray, in the short-lived television series set in the fictional town of Neptune, California. Show creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell have launched a Kickstarter effort for The Veronica Mars Movie Project (funding through April 12), seeking $2 million to fund a movie based on the series.
The series followed the adventures of Bell as the titular character, as she weathered both high school and side gig as a private investigator. The movie would pick up, Thomas suggests, around the time of Mars’s 10-year high school reunion—with a Neptune murder in need of solving.
Backers can get perks like copies of the shooting script for the movie for as little as $10, that plus a t-shirt for $25, or both with a digital copy of the finished movie “within a few days of the movie’s theatrical debut” for $35. Rewards escalate quickly: Pony up $600 for a personalized video greeting from Kristen, or $5000 for a private screening in a theater near you. Some high-value rewards are all gone or nearly so, like opportunities to appear as a background extra in the movie, attend the premiere, or—for $10,000—get a single line in the film.
$2 million is a lot for a crowdfunded project, but given that it’s at almost $800,000 with a month to go, it seems likely that the Veronica Mars movie will fully fund. And if that happens, odds are good that the movie gets made: The actors have time on their schedules, Warner Brothers has agreed to handle distribution, and the production team involved knows how to make Hollywood-caliber content.
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