Veronica Mars film fundraiser swiftly reaches $2.5m goal
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Fans of defunct TV show Veronica Mars turned out in droves to raise US$2 million (S$2.5 million) in record time on Wednesday to fund a long- hoped-for movie version of the mystery series about a young, female private investigator.
More than 31,000 people pledged amounts ranging from US$1 to US$10,000 on crowdsourcing site Kickstarter.com, less than 24 hours after the campaign was launched.
The TV series' creator Rob Thomas said he had struck a deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros to make a movie based on the show if he was able to raise US$2 million by April 12 through the campaign.
"Their reaction was, if you can show there's enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we're on board," Thomas wrote on the film's donation page, adding that, if successful, the film will be released in early 2014.