Veronica Mars fans the blogosphere when, just a mere 10 hours after the Kickstarter fund to make a Veronica Mars movie began Wednesday morning, they met the initial fundraising goal of $2 million. Congratulations, you did it: the movie is officially on!
“My mind is blown. I’ve been fantasizing about this taking big and had to tell myself, ‘Stop it, Rob, you’re being silly. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment,’” Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas told EW. “And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up. We better deliver.”
I know absolutely nothing about this show, but this is awesome! Makes me want to find out about the show.
Of course as awesome as it is to get that much support and viewer sourced funding, it has to be scary for the creators too. Every single fan who donated now not only has an opinion on what the film should look like, but they also feel invested in that opinion. It will be interesting to see how this works out.