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Neptune (Not) Rising: "Veronica Mars" Feature Film Update

Looks like that Veronica Mars feature film is probably not happening...

I've been on tenterhooks for the last few months about Rob Thomas' plans for a feature film version of his short-lived (and much missed) UPN/CW series Veronica Mars.

On the one hand, I'd be the first in line to go back to Neptune and catch up with super-sleuth Veronica, watch her drop some witty bon mots, and solve some crimes, but I wondered whether there really was a massive public interest in, you know, paying to go see Veronica Mars on the big screen.

After all, the sensational Kristen Bell-led series was canceled due to low ratings and, as much I adore Veronica Mars, it did work best as a complex, ongoing serialized drama series.

It turns out that Warner Bros and executive producer Joel Silver feel more or the same way, according to series star Kristen Bell, who spilled the dish to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello at the recent Saturn Awards.

"I don't think it will ever happen, and here's why: [Series creator] Rob Thomas and I had a powwow, and we were both 100 percent on board," said Bell. "We took our proposal to Warner Bros. and Joel Silver told us that there is no enthusiasm [there] to make a Veronica Mars movie, and that is unfortunately a roadblock we cannot compete with."

"Maybe if we bombard them with letters?" suggests Bell. "Maybe [then] they will change their tune."

What say you? Should a letter campaign be started to show Warner Bros. that there is support and appetite for a Veronica Mars feature film? Or is it time to bid farewell to Neptune forever? Discuss.

Comments

Unknown said…
Nah. I agree that it worked best as a complex, serialized drama. Plus, it was years ago. As much as I enjoyed it, sometimes it's best to let them go.
Mazza said…
ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!! Why do I ever get my hopes up? I was really hoping this was gonna happen. Now it looks like it won't. I was surprised they were doing a movie but why get our hopes up if it was never going to make it to the movie theater?
Anonymous said…
I'm okay with it not continuing.
Unknown said…
Oh man.. I think Someone should start a Website to show dedication to WB showing how much us Vmars fans would love to see a film
sweden said…
Ooooh I'm so conflicted! I LOVE LOVE LOVED Veronica Mars (and Logan!). But... maybe it's best like this, a short fling. Maybe we shouldn't get together again, maybe that would just ruin a beautiful thing.

Not to say that I wouldn't write a letter if I thought it would help.

As I said, conflicted. I would love another season, maybe a few years ahead as was said, but... Aargh, ok, gimme more Veronica. In any shape, size or fashion.
Stephanie said…
I hated how the show ended. There was so much left open! Give me an address. I will write a letter!
Anonymous said…
There Needs to be more Veronica Mars. Veronica and Logan need to get back together now either it being a form of a movie or a series 4 i dont care but it needs a very good ending. PLEASE MAKE MORE!!!!!!!
tizzy said…
i think they should start a small series to end it because the last ep was a good one just not a ending so simple and staright forward and there was too many questions left unaweresd and like someone said on another website the new things could have keeped you goin for another 6-7 epiosodes short and sweet : MAKE A SEASON TO FINSHED IT AND DO IT QUICK IT IS EASIER,FASTER,CHEAPER THAN A MOVIE ............ plesase i know to know the end and hope she ends up with piz because i think that logan was too much different than her and that they can't be 100% them seleves with each other where as veronica and piz just seem more happy and easier.
iknow logan and veronica have been though a lot but piz and veronica make a nicer couple and he is cute and sweet.

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