'Veronica Mars' Movie Kickstarter Adding International Donations, Additional RewardsKevin Fitzpatrick |
The world of TV and movies received a sizable buck yesterday when long-canceled cult TV series 'Veronica Mars' set out to finance a movie via Kickstarter, only to surpass its $2,000,000 goal within hours of the first day of its 30-day allotment. Its momentum seems to have slowed, only somewhat, as the total approaches $3,000,000, so what will 'Veronica Mars' creator Rob Thomas do with the remaining 29 days?
'Veronica Mars' fans endured quite a bit of whiplash yesterday, as after 6 years of cancelation, the Kristen Bell detective drama was given an outside shot of delivering a long-awaited movie, only to succeed its fundraising goal in a fraction of the time expected. Donations for a 'Veronica Mars' movie will continue to swell over the next month, but how will the Kickstarter account change after reaching its goal so quickly?
Having reached the goal in a day, Thomas e-mailed contributors with the promise of additional plans going forward, including opening up the account to international contributors, and creating additional incentives to replace the more high-end rewards already secured by the account's more lucrative donors.
Holy cow, what a day. As of 4 a.m. CT, we’re just over $2.5M dollars. We couldn’t be happier. We really couldn’t. My wife says I’m insufferable, but she said that four days ago in anticipation of a day like today.
A couple important announcements. First, please know we are trying to make international donations a possibility. We are running into a couple thorny issues, but we want it to happen. It might take a week or two before we have an answer, but keep checking back. Know that we hear you, and we’re trying our best.
We can’t believe we’ve topped out on so many of our bigger reward packages. We’re working on coming up with some new high end rewards. This might also take a few days, but more will appear.
Lastly, thousands of questions have come in through the Kickstarter site. We’re making our way through them. They will all get answered, but it may take a few days. A lot of them are real stumpers.
Thank you so much,
Perhaps more interesting than the 'Veronica Mars' movie's Kickstarter account over the next month will be the ideas following in its footsteps, as the campaign has already kicked off rumblings for any number of past TV series. 'Last Resort' creator Shawn Ryan's short-lived FX drama 'Terriers' seems like a viable candidate, while 'Chuck's Zachary Levi recently entertained the idea of a feature film prospect as well, despite the latter's five-season run. Just don't get any bright ideas about a 'Firefly' revival yet.
What say you? Are you impressed by the 'Veronica Mars' movie success? What cancelled TV series would you like to see brought back this way?