Huffington Post Interview with Rob Thomas
"Veronica Mars" ended its run on TV with the title character walking away into a pouring rain. It was a bleak finale with a tiny cliffhanger: Veronica (Kristen Bell) had basically destroyed her father's chances at being reelected sheriff and their relationship was fractured.
Now, six years later, the character will return in a blaze of glory, thanks to a movie Kickstarter campaign from "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas backed by Bell. The Kickstarter campaign promised a movie reunion would happen if it raised $2 million in 30 days, but fans made that happen in approximately 11 hours, ensuring new life for "Mars."
"It's like nothing else I have ever experienced really," Thomas said in a phone interview with The Huffington Post. "Waking up to 500, 600 emails in my box and then just the phone constantly ringing ... It's great for everything we've been working towards and I just wasn't quite prepared for it."
Since "Veronica Mars" ended in 2007, fans have been clamoring for some kind of continuation. The series was never a ratings winner -- it pulled in around 2 or 3 million viewers during its three-year run -- and was always on the brink of cancellation. When the axe finally dropped, discussion of movies, comic books and all sorts of resolution popped up. Throughout the years, Thomas and Bell were vocal about their desire to do a film, but it was never a sure thing. Fast forward to March 2013 and now "Veronica Mars" is back and its return getting more attention than the show ever received. The "Veronica Mars" movie is scheduled to shoot during the summer of 2013 with an early 2014 release date. Warner Bros. will distribute the movie and pay for certain aspects of the film, but the money raised on Kickstarter -- now over $3.5 million -- will be the film's budget.
Read on for more from Thomas on the whirlwind return of his neo-noir world of Neptune, California, what fans can expect from the film, the hype and fears it brings and more.
Click the link to read the full interview. I thought it was a great interview.