Veronica Mars movie raises $2.5M on Kickstarter in 1 day

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Fans of Veronica Mars may get what they’ve been hoping for after a Kickstarter project to gauge interest for the movie successfully raised more than $2.5 million in its first day.

The Kickstarter project was started Wednesday by the show’s creator, Rob Thomas, who said he and the show’s star, Kristen Bell, have always wanted to make a movie based on the show.

The show, which featured Bell as a high school-aged detective, lasted only three seasons.  But since the third season ended in 2007, fans have since been asking for more.

Now, thanks to Kickstarter, a Veronica Mars movie may become the first feature-length film to ever be funded by the website, which is purposed to allow financing for creative projects through crowd funding.

On the project page, Thomas writes that the show’s owner, Warner Bros., agreed to the attempt.  Thomas wrote that the “Warner Bros. brass” said, “if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board.”

With the project already surpassing its $2 million goal and having 29 days left to rack up the funding on Kickstarter, it appears the fans have spoken.  As of Thursday morning, more than 41,500 people had donated to the cause.

Forbes.com reports the project raised more than $1 million within the first four hours of its inception.

Many fans have taken to the social website Reddit.com to share their delight.

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