After going off the air in 2007, the Veronica Mars movie is finally finished and has an official release date.
In an interview with EW, show creator Rob Thomas revealed that Veronica Mars will hit theaters March 14, 2014. “Warner Bros. had this date circled for quite some time and hoped it would stay open,” Thomas said. “Luckily, no other teen detective movie decided to open in the middle of March.”
The movie was brought to life after Thomas created a Kickstarter campaign for the film in March 2013. With scores of die-hard fans ready to donate, the goal of $2 million was funded in a record six hours. By the time its 30 days were up, the campaign had raised around $5.7 million. With its fundraising goal met, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution agreed to put the movie into production and cover all marketing, promotion and distribution expenses.
Thomas also revealed further details surrounding the filming and production process for the film. “We’re not going to dribble it out there,” Thomas said to EW. “There are smart ways to do a movie of this size—and we chose none of them. We are a low budget movie with big set pieces and 60 speaking roles. A murder mystery in a house would have been more cost effective. But I think we have managed to pull it off.”
Shot in just 23 days over the summer, the movie will see Veronica (Kristen Bell) returning to California after 10 years away to help Logan (Jason Dohring), who is being investigated in the murder of his girlfriend. Check out a sneak preview from the movie where Veronica attends her 10-year high school reunion.