I am going to go ahead and declare that March 13, 2013 was a pretty significant day in history.
Why, you may ask?
Well after six long and lonely years, the UPN/WB/CW cult classic, “Veronica Mars,” is finally going to make it to the big screen!
“Veronica Mars” is actually on my short list of favorite TV shows, ever! Seriously – it’s funny, witty, smart, and progressive and featured a strong female lead character.
It only lasted for three seasons (2004-2007) and was never a “most-watched” show even during its heyday, but the plan to revive VMars (as us marshmallows refer to the show) has been in the works for a long time. Thanks to the new-age Nancy Drew herself Kristen Bell, creator Rob Thomas and a handful of former (and soon-to-be-future) co-stars – the movie is finally coming to fruition with plans to be in theaters next year!
All it took was a video plea on Kickstarter and 11 hours later it had over 43,000 backers who helped raise $2.6 million, surpassing the goal and giving the movie the green light. Yep, her fans rallied – less than half an hour after Thomas first tweeted news of the campaign, someone pledged $10,000 (which won them a speaking role, playing a waiter/waitress with the line, “Your check, sir.”). This marshmallow may be receiving a “limited edition Veronica Mars-the Movie t-shirt” in the mail in a few months…don’t judge!
While my $25 may not warrant a legit producer credit, I am proud to have supported the cause. Call me a bandwagon jumper-onner (may have just made that up), but come early 2014 I will be in line at the one indie movie theater playing the movie to see if Veronica and Logan, do in fact end up together. See you in Neptune!
Posted by Miranda
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