Trailer: Veronica Mars
Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.PT2M15S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-34nve 620 349 March 13, 2014
Veronica Mars finally has an official trailer, a month after the release date for the film was announced.
Kristen Bell tweeted the link out to her fans, affectionately known as Marshmallows, on Friday January 3 in the United States. The film will hit American cinemas on March 14.
Veronica Mars starring Kristen Bell.
The trailer features Bell as Veronica Mars, 10 years after her departure from her home town of Neptune, California. Far from her days as an amateur private detective, she’s now a big city lawyer.
All the old favourites make a comeback, including Logan (Jason Dohring), Wallace (Percy Daggs III) and Dick (Ryan Hansen).
The funding for the film was gathered through crowd sourcing website Kickstarter, and after the show’s creator Rob Thomas opened the doors to fan donations in March 2013, they poured in at a record pace. The goal of the film was $US2,000,000 ($2,225,000) which was shattered within 11 hours of the account being created.
By the end of the first month of the campaign donations totalled a staggering $US5,702,153 - which at the time, was the largest amount ever accumulated through Kickstarter.
And although the film has only announced a United States release at this point, any of the 91,585 fans who donated money will receive copies of the film within a few days of the premiere, if they parted with $US35 or more.
Other perks were offered as thanks for donations, ranging from t-shirts and stickers all the way up to one fanatic who was given a one-line role in the film, after donating a cool $US10,000.
Along with the original cast members, the film will see cameos from celebrities including Justin Long and, according to rumours, James Franco.
Originally running from 2004 to 2007, the show was abruptly cancelled at the end of a third season which left its many fans looking for closure. Hopefully the film will provide that.