After the series was cancelled after 3 seasons and the CW Network not picking it up for a fourth, the creator Rob Thomas and star Kirsten Bell then decided to try and raise the money for a feature film. Unlike the normal way of doing this, they turned to the internet for help. They decided on a campaign on Kickstarter. With a “modest” budget idea of $2 million. To everyone surprise this was hit in only ten hours! It went on to raise just over $5.7 million!
The film became the third highest funded project ever in Kickstarter history. It also became the highest ever film project and with 91,000 backers the project became the most widely supported one on the site.
Today saw the release of the trailer, as well as the worldwide release date of March 14. A year and a day since the project started on Kickstarter!
March 14 also sees the film available to buy on iTunes, Google Play, Sky Store, Virgin Media, BT TV, Blinkbox, Xbox Video, Playstation Store, Dixons KnowHow Movies, Wuaki and UPC in Ireland.
As with the way the film was funded, it has a massive presence on social media sites. Giving you an insight on the entire project.
Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ YouTube ~ Tumblr ~ Official website
Not only that, you can follow Rob Thomas, the writer & director of the film on twitter @RobThomas for even more information about this ground breaking film.
Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her on the eve of graduating law school. While interviewing at high-end law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
Sneaking into selected UK cinemas March 14, 2014