By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer
The popular Veronica Mars television show had a strong cult following during its run from 2004-2007. Fans adored it so much, that they were more than happy to spend money supporting a Veronica Mars movie on the popular fundraising campaign site, Kickstarter.
After $5.7 million worth of donations over the course of a year, Kristen Bell and crew will soon be showing up on the silver screen. Now, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas announced that the release date for the movie will be March 14, 2014!
“Warner Bros. had this date circled for quite some time and hoped it would stay open,” said Thomas to Entertainment Weekly. “Luckily, no other teen detective movie decided to open in the middle of March.”
In the flick, Veronica returns to Neptune, California after 10 years away to help her old crush, Logan (played by Jason Dohring). He’s been accused of killing his pop star girlfriend! Familiar faces will be coming back, like Veronica’s dad Keith (played by Enrico Colantoni), Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie (played by Tina Majorino), and Wallace Fennel (played by Percy Daggs II).
The crime-solving drama will have a wide nationwide release, and is pulling out all the stops. “We’re not going to dribble it out there,” explained Thomas. “There are smart ways to do a movie of this size – and we chose none of them,” he joked. “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.”
Images courtesy of Warner Bros. and Veronica Mars Facebook.