Kickstarter isn’t only a place for your cousin to ask for donations to produce an album for his band (and you know he spent that money on booze, weed, lube, porn and fried chicken sandwiches). Kickstarter is also a place for the creator and star of a canceled TV show to ask for money to make a movie. This morning, the creator of Veronica Mars, Rob Thomas, told the fans that Warner Bros., who owns the rights to the show, would only agree to make a movie if he could prove that people wanted one. So Rob Thomas started a Kickstarter to show that fans want the movie and will pull out their wallets to get the movie made. Rob set a goal of $2 million in 30 days. Kristen Bell and the rest of the cast got into it and they reached $1 million in just four hours. They broke through their $2 million goal in under 10 hours and people are still throwing money at their asses.
Rob and Kristen weren’t just holding out their Styrofoam cups and yelling at people to throw money in there. They were also giving out prizes for donations. $10 gets you a copy of the script and they were selling a speaking role in the movie for $10,000. The speaking role was gone in just a few hours. Surprisingly, Lindsay Lohan didn’t use a stolen credit card to buy it. That shit was a missed opportunity if you ask me. And no, people who donate aren’t going to get a cut of the profits if the movie makes money.
Rob tells EW that the entire cast is jizzing shit over this and they will start production this summer. It will be out in early 2014. Warner Bros. is supposedly going to pay for promotion and distribution and other stuff. Rob also said this:
“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. 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 knew Veronica Mars fans were cool, but I had no idea they could rally with such power. They are unstoppable — just like Veronica. I will have a permanent blush on my face, feeling so lucky to be associated with this entire thing.”
I didn’t donate, because I didn’t really watch the show and because I’m saving my money for the Send the Kardashians to Mars Kickstarter campaign and the Bring Back The Charmings Kickstarter campaign.
Even though raising $2 million in just 10 hours is some crazy shit, they could’ve raised $2 million in 10 seconds easily. All they had to do was offer a love scene with a sloth in the movie for a $2 million donation. Kristen Bell’s sloth loving ass would’ve immediately transferred $2 million out of her checking account and into that Kickstarter account. Just like that. Boom. Done. The end!