2006: Executive producer, Rob Thomas answers questions about the upcoming season of "Veronica Mars" as Kristen Bell looks on during the CW's Television Critics Assn. press conference in 2006. (Lucas Jackson /Associated Press)Link
2004: "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell. (Warner Bros)Link
2005: Joss Whedon makes his acting debut as Douglas, a rental car agent, in this behind-the-scenes look at the filming of 'Veronica Mars." (Greg Schwartz/CBS)Link
2006: Kylie (right, guest star Kristin Cavallari), turns to Veronica (Kristen Bell) for help when a blackmailer cracks into a private online bulletin board and threatens to publicly out everyone associated with the site unless they pay $5,000 apiece. (Warner Bros.)Link
2006: Veronica Mars during graduation (Scott Humbert /Warner Bros.)Link
2004: Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars.Link
“Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell, and the show’s creator Rob Thomas know you probably have some questions about how their groundbreaking, crowd-funded “Veronica Mars” movie is going to work.
And they would like to answer those questions on Thursday by way of a live chat on Twitter, beginning at 11 A.M. PDT.
Predictably, they announced the chat on Twitter too: “Attn marshmallows! @RobThomas & I r doin a Live Twitter Chat tmrw @ 11AM PT- use
#veronicamarsmovie & we’ll answer ur questions! RT!” Bell wrote, using her pet name for “Veronica Mars” fans.
“Abandoned my personal pledge to never join Twitter, just so I can follow your
#veronicamarsmovie chat tomorrow,” wrote @LRPeacock, in what did indeed appear to be the user’s first tweet ever.
“Guess we better throw a great twitter party !” Thomas tweeted back.
In case you’ve lost track, “Veronica Mars” fans have now pledged more than $3.4 million to see the teen detective drama, a snappy but short-lived UPN series, brought back as a Hollywood film.
Bell and Thomas launched the fundraising campaign on Kickstarter on March 13. It took the campaign just over 4 hours to reach $1 million and less than 24 hours to reach $2 million.
For the show’s creators, the response was exciting but also a little daunting. Thomas told our sister blog Company Town that he felt “an absurd amount of pressure” from the enthusiastic fan response.
“I feel like we have 45,000 backers,” he said of the online donors, who now number more than 56,000. “I suspect they all want a slightly different version of the ‘Veronica Mars Movie.’ “
According to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter page, the fan-funded movie will take place at Veronica Mars’ 10th high school reunion. Thomas said he hoped to include as many fan-favorite characters as possible.
The “Veronica Mars” movie will shoot this summer for an early 2014 release in a limited number of theaters. Warner Bros. will distribute and promote the film. It will also be made available by digital download.