First, the important news: Yes, I’m starting Pickstarter up again. I won’t make excuses, they’re the same ones you’ve heard before from every other blogger. But I keep coming across all these cool projects, and I want to share! My more reasonable goal now is at least a post a week. How hard can that be, right?
Now, onto the pick.
Veronica Mars was one of my favorite TV series when it was on, and I was sad to see it go. Show creator Rob Thomas has hinted over the years that he wanted to do a followup movie, but so far hasn’t been able to raise studio interest. After hearing of some of the higher-profile successes on Kickstarter, he’s decided to give it a shot there.
The Veronica Mars Movie Project has what they claim to be the highest goal ever on Kickstarter (I don’t know, it could be, I didn’t check with KS), $2 million. As of this writing, they’re at $785,000 and the project just launched. I’m pretty sure they’ll make goal.
I’m a little bit on the fence about this project. One the one hand, I was a big fan of the show, and would love to see a VM movie. But on the other, according to the project description, the money is all going into a Warner Brothers fund for production of the movie. Warner Brothers is needing our money to do this? WTF? But then I also get that WB probably wouldn’t do the movie without demonstrated fan demand. So yeah. Hollywood, I guess.
I’m cheering for the project, I want it to succeed, but I wonder – is this where the major-leagues jump on Kickstarter? Is that a good or a bad thing?