Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas had a little chat with iF Magazine about where things stood on a possible movie version of the popular show starring Kristen Bell.
As it turns out, his latest show Cupid (on its second TV run) isn’t going very well, being brought down from thirteen episodes to eight of them. Because of this, he’s been able to do a lot of work on a script for Veronica Mars and even locate some fat cash for the project where a lot of people locate large amounts of movie money — Joel Silver.
Mr. Thomas explained:
That means I have time to write the VERONICA MARS movie, but my writing the movie is half the battle. Someone else has to pay for it. Joel Silver does have a certain pile of money. He called on me saying ‘Can we do this now?’ Kristen wants to do it. Joel wants to do it and I want to do it. For me, that’s the next project.
I’m not someone who’s familiar with Veronica Mars, so I’m not sure how happy or pissed this will make its surely loyal fans. Some things can work as a movie and some need to be shows, so it’s hard to say. But as a Firefly fan, I can relate to the fact then when a show you love is canceled, any type of return at all is a very welcome thing.
For those of you who are fans of the show — whether this news makes you happy or angry, I can only share where the movie version will start off per a Rob Thomas description.
The one thing that I will say is where it will pick up. I know we did that F.B.I. ‘what if’ thing, but we would not go to that place. I think it would open just days before the Hearst College Graduation. So Veronica would be sort of at the end of her college career.
No word on a time line for the movie, but the main cast is expected to be back, especially Kristen Bell, who I doubt you could make a movie without.
[Source: via Cinematical]
All three seasons of Veronica Mars are available now on DVD:
Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season
Veronica Mars: The Complete Second Season
Veronica Mars: The Complete Third Season