BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. has announced a spring release date for the Rob Thomas-written and directed “Veronica Mars” feature film, based on the beloved and acclaimed television series of the same name. The film will open in the U.S. on March 14th in AMC Theatres in select markets across the country. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“We are tremendously excited to work with our friends at AMC Theatres in bringing this fan favorite to the big screen,” said Fellman. “Rob has made a high-spirited film with comedy, romance and mystery, and we’re confident its appeal will go well beyond the core group of Kickstarter supporters.”
“We at AMC are excited to partner with Warner Bros. to bring ‘Veronica Mars’ to theatres,” said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, vice president of special and alternative content at AMC Theatres. “Enthusiastic fans of the popular television series helped make this movie a reality, and AMC is proud to serve our guests by playing it in their communities, as well as providing a national platform for the movie to reach a broader audience.”
The “Veronica Mars” movie was made possible by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign driven by fans of the television show, which ran from 2004 – 2007. Launched by Thomas and series star Kristen Bell, the Kickstarter campaign unleashed an unprecedented level of fan enthusiasm and support, reaching the project goal of $2 million in just 10 hours. At the end of the 31-day campaign, fans contributed $5.7 million, making Veronica Mars the number one funded project in the film category and the third-highest funded project in Kickstarter history. It is the most widely supported Kickstarter campaign ever with more than 91,000 backers, who have remained engaged throughout production with frequent behind-the-scenes updates from Thomas and the film’s cast and crew.
Added Thomas, “This project has been a labor of love for everyone involved -- me, the cast, my producing partners. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from the Kickstarter backers. This movie wouldn’t have happened without them.”
Fans of the show and the upcoming film can follow its progress, see cast and filmmaker diaries, exclusive content and release information by following the film’s social media presence, including:
- Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheVeronicaMarsMovie)
- Twitter (http://twitter.com/VeronicaMars)
- Instagram http://www.instagram.com/TheVeronicaMarsMovie)
- YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/veronicamarsmovie)
- Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/theveronicamars/)
- Tumblr (http://tumblr.com/OfficialVeronicaMars)
Fans can also get information about the film by following Rob Thomas on Twitter at @RobThomas.
Written and directed by series creator Thomas, “Veronica Mars” stars original show cast members Kristen Bell (“House of Lies,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”), Jason Dohring (“The Ringer”), Chris Lowell (“The Help,” “Up in the Air”), Ryan Hansen (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), Krysten Ritter (“Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23”), Percy Daggs III (“Detention”), Tina Majorino (“True Blood,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Francis Capra (“Blood and Bone”), Ken Marino (“Party Down,” “Burning Love”) and Enrico Colantoni (“Just Shoot Me”).
The screenplay for “Veronica Mars” is written by Thomas & Diane Ruggiero from a story by Thomas. The film is produced by Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Danielle Stokdyk. Joel Silver, Kristen Bell and Jennifer Hinkey are serving as executive producers.
In the film, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her on the eve of graduating law school. While interviewing at high-end law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
A Warner Bros. Digital presentation, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.