Rob Thomas’ Kickstarter campaign has reached its goal of raising $ 2 million, and now will be put toward making a film(Veronica Mars) this summer for an early 2014 release.
The campaign was launched Wednesday morning, with the goal of reaching that figure within a month (by 11 p.m. April 12); Thomas succeeded in less than one day.
Thomas wrote on the Kickstarter page.
“There was a moment, a few years ago, when we thought we had a real shot at making it happen,” Thomas wrote. “I probably stoked fan fervor in my optimistic comments about the prospects. Warner Bros. wasn’t convinced there was enough interest to warrant a major studio-sized movie about Veronica, and the project never got off the ground.”
“Their reaction was, if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board,” Thomas wrote. “So this is it. This is our shot. I believe it’s the only one we’ve got. It’s nerve-wracking.”Bell wrote a message of her own to fans on the Kickstarter page.
“I am currently the happiest blonde in a hamster ball the world has ever seen,” she wrote. “We have been waiting so long to make this movie dream a movie reality, and it’s because of YOUR commitment, YOUR persistence, that we finally have a chance. … I promise to give it my all. I promise to work my hardest to give everyone a little bit more Veronica, and I will be oh so honored to do so.”