Veronica Mars Kickstarter sets a crowdfunding record: $1million in 4 hours, 24 minutes ...
Adam Rifkin stashed this in @imkristenbell
That's a crowdfunding speed record:
"Veronica Mars" fans flooded Kickstarter Wednesday, raising $1 million in a record amount of time -- and bringing rabid fans' dream of a movie that much closer to reality.
The campaign to bring the cult TV show to the silver screen was launched by series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell. It hit the $1 million mark in 4 hours and 24 minutes, according to Kickstarter, beating the previous record -- set last week -- of roughly seven hours, set by proposed role-playing game Torment.
"GOOD GOD YOU GUYS RULE. #veronicamarsmovie," Bell tweeted Wednesday afternoon.
Thomas and Bell hope to create a low-budget feature film based on the TV series, which ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007 on the UPN and CW networks.
"Kristen and I met with the Warner Bros. brass, and they agreed to allow us to take this shot," he wrote. "Their reaction was, if you can show there's enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we're on board."
This is really awesome! I think they'll break the record for kickstarter with almost 2.8M so far...
...and start a trend for others to do it, too. What other shows could get revived this way?
I was thinking Arrested Development could be next... That would be exciting!
Also maybe Firefly? That show ended way too quickly...