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Old 03-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Veronica Mars movie -- if you help!

Thought this deserved its own thread, rather than being in a bump of the She's Pretty Hot thread.

Oh my, this is awesome. Kristen Bell and VM creator Rob Thomas are doing a Kickstarter campaign to help finance a VM theatrical move. If they hit their goal, Warner Brothers has agreed to put the movie into production and distribute it.

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In the spring of next year, the Veronica Mars faithful could be watching their beloved heroine (plus her pals Wallace and Mac, bad-boy ex Logan, proud P.I. pops Keith, and more) on the big screen — as long as they kick in a few bucks right now to get things started. Today, Thomas and Bell are launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a low-budget Mars movie that would be shot this summer. The goal: $2 million in 30 days. If they reach it, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has agreed to put the movie into production and pick up the tab for marketing, promotion, and distribution. (The film would be released in the first quarter of 2014 for a limited-time theatrical run, before moving to VOD, iTunes, and other digital platforms.) If they don’t reach the goal: No movie.
I am so in. Here's the Kickstarter page:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...oject?ref=live

Let's make this happen, Veronica Mars fans!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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Kristin Bell doesn't have $2 million just sitting around, doing nothing?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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In for $100. I want the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

A pledge of $10,000 will get you a role as an extra with a single line of dialogue. Only one such pledge will be accepted.

If they don't reach the $2 million minimum, all money will be refunded (according to Rob Thomas).
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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If they don't reach the $2 million minimum, all money will be refunded (according to Rob Thomas).
Not just Rob Thomas. That is how all kickstarter projects work.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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That is how all kickstarter projects work.
IIRC, they don't actually take your money until the project is over (therefore, there's no need to refund it). They just put a hold on your credit card.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #7
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IIRC, they don't actually take your money until the project is over (therefore, there's no need to refund it). They just put a hold on your credit card.
They take it at the end of the starter period if the funding goal has been reached. From there, if the project starter doesn't deliver the project, it's between them and the backers whether any refunds are given.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #8
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Very cool! I'm certainly interested in more Veronica Mars.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #9
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In like Flynn (for $35).
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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Kristin Bell doesn't have $2 million just sitting around, doing nothing?
I don't think it is only about the money, because I'm pretty sure they could raise $2million through more traditional means. I believe that it's also being used to show Warner Brothers that there is an audience demand for the movie. I'm really curious to see how much they end up raising.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #11
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I'm in! Thanks for letting me know it was happening.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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Wow. They're more than 25% funded (of the initial $2 million goal) in about 4 hours.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:35 PM   #14
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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Told you I was going to snatch up that $10,000 space. I'll wear a shirt with my business domain on it and write it off as a business expense..
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Joe, are you serious?

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Old 03-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #19
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Told you I was going to snatch up that $10,000 space. I'll wear a shirt with my business domain on it and write it off as a business expense..
Given the part is a waiter...good luck with that!
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #20
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Wow - even if this doesn't come to fruition (looking at the speed at which they are reaching their goal, it seems a certainty that it will), it was awesome just getting to watch the kickstarter video at the top of the page. I did have trouble placing who "Ryan" was, though - I had to go to IMDB to refresh my memory that he played Dick. He looks less Dickish now, I guess.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #21
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Wow. I'm guessing they reach their goal. Almost 1/2 there now.
I haven't seen a single episode of veronica mars, but I have the DVDs at home. I think I should watch them soon.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #22
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Ok, I'm gonna to change my sentiment.

I bet they reach their goal soon - by tomorrow at the absolute latest.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #23
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Im in for $35. This is my first venture into Kickstarter.. seems like a good one to get started with.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:46 PM   #24
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Im in for $35. This is my first venture into Kickstarter.. seems like a good one to get started with.
+1 to this exactly. Go VM!
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:49 PM   #25
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~$970K.. it went up $100,00 in less than an hour. No way this doesnt reach funding by day after tomorrow at the latest.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:50 PM   #26
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Of course! Now we know where Ann's GoFundMe is really headed...

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Old 03-13-2013, 01:57 PM   #27
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #28
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One MILLION dollars!
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #29
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Seriously. I just hit refresh about 5 times in 7 seconds, and it went from $995K to over $1 million. Amazing.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:01 PM   #30
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Nah - joking. No way I would spend any money to be in a movie. THey're supposed to PAY YOU!..

I can't imagine the person who bought that, though. Looks like they're not going to have any problem raising their goal.

In fact - while I'd love to see a VM movie - none of the rewards interest me even a little bit. I'll let everyone reach the goal and reap the rewards of having a VM movie to watch
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