The creators of Veronica Mars have taken aid of Kickstarter, a crowd funding website in order to obtain the popular show’s feature film version. Although Kickstarter has been linked with various hardware projects such as the Pebble watch and Ouya majorly, creator Rob Thomas mentioned in the Kickstarter project’s page that it was due to insufficient support from leading studios that the show’s big-screen version was never made after it ended in 2007. With a $2 million established objective, the project would pave way for the return of many cast members of the show including actor Kristen Bell.
Although Warner Bros. owns the show’s right till date, it has approved the project and has also agreed to aid in distributing the film provided that it achieves its funding target which as of now has very well crossed $600,000. There are many levels of varied contributions with awards comprising on set visits, shooting script PDF, along with the cast members’ custom-made recorded voicemail messages.
The film’s digital adaptation is also among the packages which would be provided via Flixster, possibly taking UltraViolet’s advantage, although other digital storefronts are being considered too. Though few packages consist of individual screenings, the ultimate aim is to shoot the movie this summer so that it can be released in the theaters by early 2014.
Though similar projects have been done prior by Kickstarter, funding a movie at this high levels with expertise talent is worth commenting and would create a fresh arena for the website.