Veronica Mars News – Kickstarter Recap

For those of you just joining us (which is everyone, since we’re new: hi!), here’s a quick run-down on the Veronica Mars Kickstarter film project:

Amount Raised: $5.7 million (of $2 million goal)
Backers: 91,585
Campaign Began: March 13, 2013
Campaign Ended: April 12, 2013
Records Broken: Highest number of backers, fastest project to reach $1 million, fastest project to reach $2 million, highest funded project in film category, third highest funded project in Kickstarter history
Actors signed: Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Jason Dohring (Logan Echols)

On April 17, show creator Rob Thomas tweeted that he was beginning production meetings for the movie. “We’ve officially moved from the fundraising portion to the making a movie portion,” wrote Thomas. A few days prior, on April 14, he tweeted a picture of himself holding the completed draft of the script.

According to the initial intro on the Kickstarter project page, the plan is to release the film in early 2014, although an exact date has obviously not yet been named (filming hasn’t even begun!). What we do know is that the movie will revolve around Veronica returning to Neptune just in time for her 10-year high school reunion. As part of the plot, she’ll get dragged into a mystery of course: her first case since she walked off into the rain at the end off season three.