Holy crap. HOLY CRAP. Five years after its unceremonious demise, Veronica Mars could be coming back in movie form, if creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell can raise $US2 million on Kickstarter to make it happen.
If you've never watched Veronica Mars, or if you've scoffed at it because it sounds like a shitty teen drama -- and really, I don't blame you, because "Veronica Mars" is a terrible name -- you've missed out on one of the best shows out there. Despite its title (ugh) and its channel pedigree, Veronica Mars is a high school noir that goes in some very dark directions. (In the first episode, we find out that Veronica was raped and her best friend was murdered.)
It's also smart, charming and surprisingly hilarious. But, alas, low ratings and a mediocre third season led to a premature cancellation for Veronica Mars, and although the creators have wanted to make a film sequel for the past six years, nothing has ever come of it.
Until now. If Thomas and crew can make $US2 million on Kickstarter, they say they'll shoot the movie this year and release it in the first half of 2014. Allow me to repeat: HOLY CRAP.