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.
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X-Files, another Firefly, Supernatural, Heroes
Heroes for sure but the little known/seen Keen Eddie was one of my favorites - would need to sign Sienna Miller to reprise her role and it would have to include the soundtrack quality that is missing from the DVD - they had some good music but licensing was an issue - also they would need to have J.H. Wyman (Fringe, The Mexican) to write it.
One idea that could be a great movie would be a combination of Castle and the Mentalist - Nathan Fillion and Simon Baker would be interesting playing off each other and Robin Tunney and Stana Katic would be fantastic as perhaps adversaries early on but later banding together to save their off-beat "partners"
Friends and Leverage! Plus a tie in to the current season of Grimm would be GREAT!
LOVE Veronica Mars and cannot wait for this movie! I'd love to see Tru Calling or Veritas: The Quest. Both were left hanging, in my opinion.
I wouldn't mind a Dark Angel... they left the show right at the war between the genetically enhanced and humans it would make a great movie in my opinion.
1. Ugly Betty
2. Pushing Daisies
3. Dead Like Me
I would also throw in there a remake of the thorn bird’s miniseries :)
Heroes, 24, Las Vegas
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs also Gragoyles
The Walking Dead (but not until after the series finale or the movie could be the finale) or Friends.
I'd have to say Heroes, Star Trek Enterprise (the last 2 seasons were really good, and hated to see it end), a live action D&D based on the character from the old cartoon, and maybe a 1 shot Greatest American Hero movie with new actors, and stellar opening and amazing ending. But my wife got into Gilmore Girls... i'd love to see the near entire cast comeback for a movie ending, maybe burn down a major location and have a main character die (like 1 of the grandparents), and actually get Loreli and her old flame married or something... gosh... 1 hr 45 min of THAT kind of scripting... would be equivalent of nearly 3 episodes how fast THEY spoke in that show.... nothing like the ye 'ol 1 second rule.
FPOBA (Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire) Starring.....Nick Cannon as Will and Kevin Hart as Carlton
Really? No one's mentioning the obvious? Ok, I'll say it then. FIREFLY!!!!! Also, Wonderfalls, Joan of Arcadia, Pushing Daisies, Smallville. Chuck might make a fun movie.
Their was already a Firefly movie back in 2005, it was called Serenity.
24, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica Blood and Chrome (a full series - the stand alone movie was excellent), Heroes, and for my son, Tower Prep.
Buffy The Vampire slayer, Angel, Fringe, Dead like me, Doll house, Heroes.......
Heros. Why not? the series was finnaly getting great again at the 4th season but sadly the writers screwed the 2nd half of season 2 and the whole of season 3 that no one was watching by the 4th. there were still plenty of plots to close and awnsers to bring to light, and a movie would allow a budget for us to finnaly see some epic battles.
Gotham Nights Detective Agency - Its been 10 years since young Bruce Wayne watched his parents die. He's studied various martial arts, yoga and other spiritual/healing techniques under every master of the arts and yet he's still been kicked out of every prep school and priavet academy on the planet. This Fall Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham to finsih out his high school years locally at Gotham High. After school Bruce divides his time between running the Gotham Nights Detective Agency, a free lance detective agency that takes hard cases and which Bruce uses as a cover to dig into the mystery of his parents death and their murderer. He also contonues his studies under the mansions new grounds keeper, master Ghoul and his daughter Talia.
The Twilight Zone as a stand-alone movie that disregards the crappy 1983 film adaptation.
Freaks & Geeks, The West Wing, Mad Men, and X-Files.
INDEPENDENCE DAY (The TV Series) - 10 years later. The few humans left have badned together in a few key smaller cities that avoided the intial attack wave. Things are semi--normal with people back to work, kids back to some level of school and everyone working hard to rebuild. Its beeen a decade since the aliens came, attacked and were destroyed. Now the next wave arrives, the alien equivelant of scinetists engineers, general labor and politcians. It seems that first wave was the military and now that the alines have no military to speak of and no place else to fall back to they will have to either find a way to co-exist, die or defeat the remaining human population.
This Summer Both Sides Will Fight For Independence!
24 and X-Files...YES PLEASE!!!!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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