Just 11 hours after Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas announced a Kickstarter campaign, their fans have raised over $2 million necessary to finance a movie based on Veronica Mars, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“My mind is blown. I’ve been fantasizing about this and had to tell myself, ‘Stop it, Rob, you’re being silly. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment,’” the Mars creator tells EW. “And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up. We better deliver.”
“I knew Veronica Mars fans were cool, but I had no idea they could rally with such power. They are unstoppable — just like Veronica. I will have a permanent blush on my face, feeling so lucky to be associated with this entire thing,” Bell said.
The goal of the campaign was to raise the $2 million over a span of 30 days. The tab for marketing, distribution, and promotion will be picked up by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. Pledges are still being made to the campaign despite the goal being reached already. The movie will film this summer and be released early in 2014. The television show ran from 2004 to 2007 and its three seasons are airing again right now on the website for The WB.