"Veronica Mars" fans eager for a movie based on the TV series have a chance to put their money where their hopes are.
Series creator Rob Thomas launched an online crowd-funding campaign Wednesday to make a big-screen version of the show. "Veronica Mars," which starred Kristen Bell as a young sleuth, ended its three-season run in 2007.
On the Kickstarter website, Thomas said the $2 million fundraiser represents "our one shot to see a 'Veronica Mars' movie happen." More than 17,000 backers had pledged over $1 million within hours Wednesday.
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Thomas said "Veronica Mars" owner Warner Bros. has given the project its blessing, and Bell and other cast members are ready to begin production this summer for a 2014 release.
The fundraising campaign ends April 12.