Yesterday, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie version of the since-canceled show. Within a couple of hours, the campaign had amassed over $1 million in pledges. Thomas set the limit at $2 million, which enthusiastic fans were able to meet within 11 hours.
Veronica Mars is owned by Warner Bros. so Thomas would need the studio's blessing and cooperation to make the movie a reality. Still, he says, "Kristen [Bell] and I met with Warner Bros. brass and they agreed to allow us to take this shot. They were extremely cool about it, as a matter of fact."
And why wouldn't they be? Fans kicking in money to fund a movie that they'll go out and buy tickets to watch; it's a win-win for Warner Bros. They collect the profits from the movie without having to commit a ton of money toward the project.
That got us thinking, what TV show or sequel to a movie would you be willing to pledge money to? Recent news that the long-rumored 24 movie being dead would certainly spur Jack Bauer fans to kick in some cash. Maybe fans would heed David Duchovny's call to X-Files fans to get another movie up and running.
Sound off below with which of your beloved TV shows and movies you'd be willing to pledge money toward, or if you just get riled up at the thought of having to pay to get a movie made that you'd pay a ticket for later.