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UPDATED: This is it. We're making a Veronica Mars movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help!
UPDATED: This is it. We're making a Veronica Mars movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help!
91,585 backers pledged $5,702,153 to help bring this project to life.

Wow and Thank You.

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Holy cow, what a day. As of 4 a.m. CT, we're just over $2.5M dollars. We couldn't be happier. We really couldn't. My wife says I'm insufferable, but she said that four days ago in anticipation of a day like today.

A couple important announcements. First, please know we are trying to make international donations a possibility. We are running into a couple thorny issues, but we want it to happen. It might take a week or two before we have an answer, but keep checking back. Know that we hear you, and we're trying our best.

We can't believe we've topped out on so many of our bigger reward packages. We're working on coming up with some new high end rewards. This might also take a few days, but more will appear.

Lastly, thousands of questions have come in through the Kickstarter site. We're making our way through them. They will all get answered, but it may take a few days. A lot of them are real stumpers.

Thank you so much,

Rob

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    1. Missing avatar

      Maria on March 21, 2013

      When I heard about this, I was ecstatic. Veronica Mars is the one show that I could never really get over its cancellation. This movie feels like the way to give Veronica Mars a proper send off. Although if it could come back to tv that would be great too! It definitely ended too soon. I managed to donate from South Africa and that made my day! I loved the little video, it was great seeing all the actors together again. I must say Veronica Mars fans are amazing. Here's to hoping the donations keep increasing and they reach $5mil.

    2. John Young on March 18, 2013

      Shut-up and take my money!

    3. Rodrigo Santacruz on March 16, 2013

      What can I say? That little video alone was worth the wait and it was so great to see Ryan, Jason, Enrico, and Kristen back together, congrats on milking our nostalgia, it worked! The news about the movie and it's revolutionary Kickstarter campaign are a double fist bump all around, triple if you include all the well-deserved attention that Rob and the fantastic actors are receiving! Here's hoping we get more from all of you.

      I want to thank you guys for never giving up the dream, and for trusting us to keep the dream alive. VM saw me greet an old friend in Tina Marjorino and make a new one in Percy Daggs III. It's showcased the tremendous talents of it's leading cast as well as introducing us to Oscar nominated actors like Jessica Chastain and Armie Hammer, and making me a fan for life of Ken Marino, Kyle Gallner, Amanda Seyfried and many others. And Rob? I hope this gives you the leverage to tell every story you want to tell.

      I'm adding a vote for Mexico and/or the possibility of a U.S. address for internationals, I've started with $10 with more coming your way; would love the goodies but mostly, to share this experience with all of you in the documentary.

      From the Mars Bars campaign until now, our patience has been rewarded. Thank you.

      P.S. Bring back Sacks.
      P.P.S. Any chance of a Desmond Fellows cameo?

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      Alice VATIN on March 15, 2013

      I have a request: Can we have the Le Baron back in the movie?
      For me the car is as much part of the show and Veronica's persona as her dog Back up :)
      That would mean so much to me.

    5. Hannah Fabrizius on March 15, 2013

      @Jennifer Potcher I completely agree about the contest. I could only afford to pledge $100 and that was stretching it! I would have easily thrown down $1000 to be at the red carpet premiere and after party, but there's no way I could have come up with that much money. I've been a huge fan from the beginning like so many others, so maybe consider a contest or raffle for a big prize?

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      Katherine S on March 15, 2013

      Just another person saying thanks for your efforts to get international backers on board, it's a shame we miss out on the limited pledges though, maybe you can add some more at a later date. I'm still psyched about the movie though!

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      charles hartford (deleted) on March 15, 2013

      U guys should make it a stretch goal that if u hit 5 mill u will try to have the party down catering people make an appearance.

    8. José L. González on March 14, 2013

      I´m from Mexico, donated yesterday. Of course, only the 10 dollar pledge because of the international issues, so, yes, I would really LOVE to have a VM t-shirt! I´m telling you: If you open up to international packages deliveries I´m getting the 100 dollars one... So technically I´d be giving 110 for this movie. Which makes me proud of course, I worship Veronica Mars.

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      Taziar on March 14, 2013

      Also, will we receive a DRM free version of the movie? Given we are funding the movie, it is only fair.

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      Taziar on March 14, 2013

      Lots of people are donating from foreign locations, and while they are not expecting the shirts, I suspect many believe they are getting digital version of the movie. Is this true? Given that many kickstarters ship overseas, I can only conclude that the movie is the real problem, as a studio is involved. We all know how studios love to region lock things. So, are all the foreign pledges getting the movie?

    11. Linn Björnfoth on March 14, 2013

      I was able to donate even though I live in Sweden! Feels great! :)

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      Li on March 14, 2013

      Great Job! More high end reward packages!

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      Jennifer Potcher on March 14, 2013

      If you're going to open up more high end donations, have you thought about doing one or two gifts like that as prizes for those people who are die hard fans of the show, but just simply cannot afford to donate thousands of dollars? Maybe do a raffle or something for those who donated less? I mean, I'm so very thankful to the guy who donated the 10,000, because he helped get the movie made.... but I read an interview with the guy, and he said he wasn't even a big fan of the show, and may not even have time do do his walk on anyway. I realize that we get stuff for donating anyway, which is AWESOME (can't wait for my t-shirt). I just think it would be really cool of you to do a little contest or something for those people that just couldn't afford to give more (even though we would LOVE to.)

      And THANK YOU for bringing back these wonderful characters.

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      Dangerous on March 14, 2013

      Internationals, if you need shipping/download rerouting, I'm willing to help when the time comes. If it becomes burdensome though, I might need some help?

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      Alice VATIN on March 14, 2013

      Ok Rob, i'm begging you to do something about the international donations :)
      Otherwise i will never be able to proudly walk on the streets of Paris with my Veronica Mars T-Shirt on!

    16. Krystan Adcock on March 14, 2013

      Will we be able to choose our shirt size? I am so excited for this movie I can barely stand it! Even though I got the DVD reward, my husband and I will be in the theater opening day. Any chance Ken Marino is interested in coming back as Vinnie?

    17. Malin Runsten on March 14, 2013

      Yes, us international backers would very much like to get the same things as our us counterparts. There will be so much more pledged if that happens :)

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      Teri Speltz on March 14, 2013

      Great for the guy that donated $10,000. I know I'll be keeping an eye for the guys that says "your check, sir" This is my first backing- so excited! Happy to be a part of something big. Until I can do more, please excuse me while I get back to my boring sales job. :-)

    19. Leona Laurie on March 14, 2013

      This is silly, but will you be using the original version of We Used to Be Friends for the theme? I really hope so.

    20. Lindy Hawkins Baxter on March 14, 2013

      I'm curious too how the digital copy will be delivered. I went back an upped my donation $10 (I'd have bought the movie anyway--rather pay the money here). Downloading it from Amazon would be fabulous as someone commented. I'm curious if I will be able to burn it to a disc or how it works. I too would be fine with streaming/having it show up in my Amazon cloud account or whatever. Thanks for doing this, I'm loving the response. I've seen a lot of people posting it into their Facebook page.

    21. Midnight on March 14, 2013

      Lauren- I don't think the issue is getting donations internationally, they've been able to do that. It probably has more to do with copyright law and international distribution issues tied to the merchandise.

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      Dianne Bloom on March 14, 2013

      Obviously the next question is... what about Backup?

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      RUTH on March 14, 2013

      CONGRATULATIONS, best news in a long while, I'm another international donor and will pledge more when shipping is resolved, I got the first 2 series boxsets directly from Warner Bros in USA and preordered series 3 when it was being aired in US, I live in ireland and got them no problems, rather give my money to this then Warner Bros directly

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      Barbara Cleveland on March 14, 2013

      So, in the putting the cart before the horse department, I have a quick question (well, comment really, I don't expect you to answer it right now, please make the movie first) about digital distribution.

      Would it be possible for the digital download to run through iTunes or Amazon, instead of through whatever outdated, spamtacular software Warner Brothers might want us to use?

      I would be happy with streaming-only access, too.

    25. Lauren Mora on March 14, 2013

      Weird. I didn't have a problem receiving international donations. My Kickstarter got pledges from Germany and Australia.

    26. Emanuele Pane on March 14, 2013

      It'd be indeed great if I could get shipped to Europe my t-shirt and the digital movie! But I'm glad of my pledge anyway :)

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      Wai-Yin on March 14, 2013

      24 hours after EW.com broke the news:

      43,057backers
      $2,617,752
      1 Veronica Mars movie

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      Jennifer Long on March 14, 2013

      so very excited!! I would totally love to see some VM coffee mugs & Mars Investigation stuff added to the rewards, would chip in more to have a mug (either simple VM but especially a Mars Investigation one) LoVe you guys for remembering the fans, this is so very awesome.

    29. Autumn Nazarian on March 14, 2013

      Fundraising ideas: how about a special screening of film in 2014 or special screening of a few key episodes in 2013 at the Hollywood bowl or ford theater with cast appearance and q and a? A great fundraising opportunity.

    30. LizzieJump on March 14, 2013

      I always seem to fall in love with shows that get cancelled too soon (Adventures of Brisco County Jr, Firefly, The Tick, Dresden Files, etc...); so it feels PRETTY FREAKIN' AWESOME to see this project happen. Congrats!!!

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      Melissa Ramirez on March 14, 2013

      This is the best birthday present I could have! It's like all the major holidays, plus my birthday (and Arbor day. Who could forget Arbor day? :) rolled into one, and served on top of the best, most delicious hot fudge sundae possible!
      Thanks for the updates, keep 'em comin'!! (pretty please)

    32. Margaret Kira Rosario on March 14, 2013

      I am so excited that this is happening!!!! Thank you Rob, Kristen, and everybody else at Veronica Mars for not giving up on this!!!! I have my fingers crossed Weevil and Mac are in the movie. Absolutely LoVe those two!!! (See what I did there lol) And if LoVe doesn't get a happy ending I just might cry lol

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      Elisa Corni on March 14, 2013

      Thanks a lot! I made my first donation, but i want to donate more. If international ships will be possible, so much better! Thanks a lot!

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      Maryann Natarella on March 14, 2013

      Epic! Just epic! I haven't stopped grinning since reading about the project, making my pledge, and now knowing it's a go. Thanks Rob & Kristen & everyone for making this possible for the fans to be backers and be involved. So happy I could cry.

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      Rebecca Gordon on March 14, 2013

      Gotta say that since yesterday afternoon when I first heard about all of this I have not thought of much else. Happy to be a backer … would love to receive my t-shirt here in Canada but honestly I did it because I want a movie. Can't wait for my digital copy and pdf though.

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      caesuras on March 14, 2013

      I've pledged and am not in the US. You can just mail my package to my friend in the US and I'll make arrangements to get my stuff from them. My other friends in the same hemisphere who pledged (we Twitter-pledged prodded each other) will prolly make the same arrangements.

      I'm so glad this is happening.

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      Mads Winther on March 14, 2013

      Pledged $10, mostly just to stay informed. Will be upping that significantly when the international side of things (hopefully) gets sorted out.

      EXCITEMENT!

    38. Gary Joseph Gonsalves Jr. on March 14, 2013

      This just made my morning! You have no idea how many people I've forced to watch Veronica Mars over the years since the cancellation. I can't wait to see Veronica Mars on the big screen!

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      Julia on March 14, 2013

      I think you need to lay out the stretch goals. Tell us what we will be getting to encourage us to continue spamming all our friends with this!

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      Chiara Prato on March 14, 2013

      I live in Italy so, I used a friend's address for the presents, and with Internet almost everyone has at 1 friend in USA . The only problem - for me - is for the digital copy because usually the download services have quite rigorous on IPs . If you guys can find a way for this would be Awesome!

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      Nathalie Noiroux on March 14, 2013

      So happy this morning to see we're already beyond 2millions !
      I waited soooo long to the see one of my favorite TV Show get a big final :)
      After that maybe we can raise enough nomey for a 4th season, who knows ? Just kidding lol
      I know that rewards only apply to US Residents, but I do hope that, as for the script it's a pdf version and it's sent by e-mail, I will get one, even if I'm french ^^

    42. ThibaultR on March 14, 2013

      We wanted a real end for Veronica Mars and we'll have it!! We miss this amazing TVserie and this opportunity was unexpected...! Thank you! ;-)

    43. The Missing Slate on March 14, 2013

      It would be awesome if you guys could do international shipments! Or an internationally viable digital download would be a nice way to meet us halfway. I still pledged, of course. Won't make a lick of difference -- just so happy this is happening!

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      Jeannie on March 14, 2013

      This is my first backing on Kickstarter =) I can't wait to see this come to life =)

    45. D. Lawson-Hart on March 14, 2013

      No prob, Rob. Your movie magic will be all the thanks we need.

    46. Kenny Chik on March 14, 2013

      For International, maybe digital version is one of the way? (Please include the subtitle also... ^_^)

    47. Jaclyn Watson on March 14, 2013

      This makes me want to cry tears of joy. It's been way, way too long, and I know everyone is going to work their hardest to give us the best movie they can make. Thank you for giving us the chance to show that the audience actually means something! The Marshmallows can die happy now. :)

    48. Marília Bonelli on March 14, 2013

      @Yolande House: From what others have posted, it seems you can give another address even if you're not physically in the U.S. Sorry, I don't remember who it was, but if you check the comments from yesterday (hm, yesterday for me. :) - maybe from some 9 hours ago (?) you'll find them. But I remember a few people were using forwarding mail services and others were going to ask a friend to send it to them. Hope that helps.

    49. Julie Boutelle on March 14, 2013

      What wonderful news to wake up to!