[Movies] Rob Thomas Reveals Details For Veronica Mars Movie (SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.21.2013
Seven things you should know...
TV Line spoke with Rob Thomas, the creator of Veronica Mars, about the film that was officially given the greenlight by Warner Bros. It has earned almost $4 million on Kickstarter already.
He said: "If we turn in a lousy movie, that would be a sad ending to the story."
The script will see Mars and her former classmates going to Neptune for their 10-year high school reunion. Thomas added: "Fans want to see those all those characters back together again. And the reunion set piece allows me to do that."
Only Kristen Bell is signed on so far, but the rest of the cast will begin making deals soon. Here are seven things revealed about the film from Thomas. If you don't want to be spoiled, click away now.
Veronica won't be single: Thomas said she is "dating someone" but doesn't reveal who. He did say it would not be Logan, "whom she hasn't seen in nine years."
On what Veronica has been up to for ten years: "She transferred away from Hearst college after that freshman year and went up to Stanford and finished her undergraduate degree. And then she went to Columbia Law School. She's certainly been back to Neptune from time to time to see her dad and Mac and Wallace, but she hasn't worked a PI case since the last one we all saw in the final episode of Season 3. She ruined her dad's chance for re-election and she decided that that path had caused too much chaos in her life. And so she hasn't worked a PI case in nine years. And when we meet her, she's sort of like where Tom Cruise was in the beginning of The Firm. She's between having graduated and taken the bar and she's interviewing at various law firms in New York."
Veronica's dog Backup won't be back: "If you do the math, that's a big dog to still be alive 13 years later. Most 100lb dogs, they get 7 or 8 years of life. It would strain credulity if the same Backup were still alive."
On making the film accessible for new viewers: "I want to avoid getting deep into the Veronica Mars mythology. We're not going to get ghost visits from Lilly, as much as I joked about having Amanda Seyfried in it. We're not going to get into Veronica's backlog of cases. I want to make the movie accessible for people who haven't watched Veronica Mars before. All you need to know is that Veronica was a teenage private eye and she's given it up. And there will be a moment early in the movie that will bring her back to Neptune and make her give being a private detective one more shot."
On if Veronica will live: "Veronica will survive the movie. I can't promise anyone else does though. But there will be an opportunity for Veronica do to her thing again."
He also said he the film will be PG-13, have a heavy focus on the relationship between Veronica and Keith and he is hoping for a sequel or a ten-episode season 4 on Netflix. He added: "I'd be lying if I didn't say I didn't think of those things. I am hopeful it is the birth of [much more] Veronica Mars."