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Veronica Mars movie -- if you help!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cmontyburns, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Mar 14, 2013 #141 of 1125
    Johnny Dancing

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    Not sure what the hook will be then. Short blonde 20 something detective? What was cool about the show was she was a HS/College sleuth. I assume this will be a made for TV movie, so what the heck, it's worth a shot.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2013 #142 of 1125
    DreadPirateRob

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    Take this with a grain of salt since I don't think there's a real script yet, but here's what the Kickstarter page has to say about where we are in VM's life:

     
  3. Mar 14, 2013 #143 of 1125
    LoadStar

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    It's not entirely clear, but it seems they're shooting for a real motion picture. To me, it seems like it'd work better as a direct to home video release, and in fact, many of the backers will actually get it on home video at the same time as the wide release of the movie.

    In any case, as with "Buffy," the high school is just a window into the real storyline of the series. The real "hook" of the show was Neptune itself and the very noir-ish storylines that occurred there. In fact, that's probably where season three of the show fell apart a little bit, in that it seemed to move more insular to Hearst College and lost some of the focus on the goings on in Neptune itself. (Well, that, and the lack of a singular overarching mystery arc.)
     
  4. Mar 14, 2013 #144 of 1125
    Wil

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    Someone predicted it was going to top out at $2.3 million, when it was already at $2.2.

    It was not topping off then, it's not topping off now.

    On the other thread I pointed out that what had been called "stalling" overnight, at $2.5, was slowing to a pace unimaginable at the starting gate. That slowed pace (sustained, which it will not) would generate $10 million over the 30 days left. Nothing has stalled.

    $2.8+ right now, BTW, I'm still looking for near $4, and considerably higher if they add new incentives.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2013 #145 of 1125
    gilmoregirls102

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    I bet they reach $3 million by the end of today!
     
  6. Mar 14, 2013 #146 of 1125
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    Based on the pace I'm seeing, I doubt it. It'll hit $3m for sure, but not by the end of today. Sometime tomorrow, though.

    I would say reaching $4m is a safe bet, especially if they open it up to international sponsors and/or add some attractive stretch goal rewards. I'm not expecting much more than that though.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2013 #147 of 1125
    aadam101

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    Warner Brothers has already agreed to foot the bill for this. I am sure they would LOVE to be able to make movies and only have to pay for marketing and distribution. These are not poor companies. They are already among the most profitable companies that exist. They just found a way to become even more profitable. Luckily, this will benefit fans.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2013 #148 of 1125
    aadam101

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    That's a bad anology. The budget includes salaries. Everyone involved is making a buck. They are not working for free.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2013 #149 of 1125
    aadam101

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    The coolest thing about the show was the writing. Even "bad" episodes were well written. Paris Hilton guest starred in one of them....:rolleyes:
     
  10. Mar 14, 2013 #150 of 1125
    Wil

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    If you mean today as in second day of project, IMO that's nearly certain.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2013 #151 of 1125
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    My guess is that this will be similar to "Doctor Horrible," in which everyone will make at or as close to scale as permitted by the union, but the contracts will be back-loaded to distribute some of profits (if any) back to the actors, crew, etc. That's the only way I can imagine a motion picture like this can be made for this little.

    Scale is about as close to free as possible. :)
     
  12. Mar 14, 2013 #152 of 1125
    Neenahboy

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    Update 3 from Rob Thomas:

     
  13. Mar 14, 2013 #153 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    But they are almost certainly working for well under what they could be on a "regular" project -- at least, most certainly, KB, Rob Thomas, and Enrico Colantoni are. And if they bring Amanda Seyfried back, she definitely will be. :)

    And anyway, the point isn't about the actors or the crew. It's about Warner Bros. They own Veronica Mars. They're the ones that need to make money on it, and enough money to make this sort of project worth their bother.
     
  14. Mar 14, 2013 #154 of 1125
    Azlen

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    That still doesn't mean that one movie ticket sold is profit which was what you originally said. They won't have to pay as much in development, but there will still be a cost that needs to be recouped.
     
  15. Mar 14, 2013 #155 of 1125
    cmontyburns

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    Heh, people are already buying up the NY Premiere one... including one person who switched off the LA Premiere to the NY Premiere.
     
  16. Mar 14, 2013 #156 of 1125
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    Ok, things are picking up again now that they added a few more rewards. Yeah, $3m by the end of today looks more possible.
     
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    Zevida

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    The Austin premiere ticket is very tempting...
     
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    logic88

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    Why doesn't KS implement a bidding process for packages? That way, the ones that are highly prized can raise more bucks?
     
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    Graymalkin

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    New York premiere is already oversubscribed. That's $100K right there in less than an hour.
     

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