Thursday, March 14, 2013

Moviehole: Y’all just funded the Veronica Mars movie!

Fans funding films. Is this the new way forward in getting films made?

Only a teenage sleuth knows the answer to that one!

For the uninitiated, “Veronica Mars” (created by a non-singing Rob Thomas) was a series set in Neptune, CA about a “once popular” high school girl, Veronica (played by Kristen Bell) whose world gets flipped upside down when her best friend (Amanda Seyfried; whatever happened to her, hey?!) is murdered. Ver’s father Sheriff Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni) is voted out of his job after he makes accusations about the murdered girls family – for all the right reasons, of course. Repercussions also stretch to Veronica’s popular social circles, of which she’s ousted from. Oh, and this all results in Veronica picking up a magnifying glass, insuring her iBook and buying shares in binocular companies – Keith opens his own private detective agency and Veronica comes on as his assistant. And yes, her debut case? ‘The murder of Lily Kane’. The series, which caught on with both audiences and critics alike when it hit the CW in 2004, documents Veronica’s life as a high school girl, and witty detective and did it with… a good theme song.

The series ran three seasons. Not long enough.

There’s been talk for years about bringing the television series to the big screen (creator Thomas saying Warner Bros just haven’t been interested), like like so many other popular series have done (for example, the ”Star Trek” series, or my personal favourite ‘The X-Files’), but having not heard anything about it for quite a while, most had given up on the possibility of seeing Neptune’s populace in a multiplex.


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