Veronica Mars, the highly successful TV show starring Kristen Bell is often regarded as a show that was cancelled before its time. Personally, I’ve only see a few quite average episodes but apparently it’s quite good and it’s still relevant if this Kickstarter campaign is anything to judge it by.
Last night, a Kickstarter campaign was launched with a goal to achieve a whopping $2,000,000 in 30 days. Surprisingly, not only was that total reached in about 10 hours, but it has also been far surpassed and is close to reaching $3,000,000. The aim of the campaign is to show Warner Brothers that people would be interested in a Veronica Mars film. But what is the money raised going to be used for? Is it the film’s budget, or is it a message to Warner Brothers to get off their arse and finance a Veronica Mars film? Surely you can’t expect fans to cough up the film’s budget and then ask them later to pay for cinema tickets and DVDs? And if they’re simply trying to send a message, why not get a petition going? Or something that doesn’t involve people donating ludicrous amounts of their own money to a industry that is full of money?
Let’s just hope this doesn’t become a trend eh?