'Veronica Mars' Movie Update: Over $4 million Raised, Documentary Coming

Creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell thank fans in special video.

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FILE - In this July 17, 2006 file photo, Executive producer, Rob Thomas, left, answers questions about the upcoming season of "Veronica Mars" as actress Kristen Bell looks on during The CW's Television Critics Association press conference in Pasadena, Calif. “Veronica Mars” creator Thomas and stars of the TV show that aired from 2004-07 have launched an online fundraising campaign for a big-screen version. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, File)
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The "Veronica Mars" movie project may have reached its goal to raise $2 million from fans, but it's not stopping there.

With money now flowing in from around the world -- including Canada, Europe, and Australia -- the Kickstarter fund tops an astounding $4 million. And there are still 15 days to go!

Creator Rob Thomas and stars Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, and Ryan Hansen filmed a special appreciation video that chronicled their amazed reactions to the fundraising success.

"I think I'm the last one to wake up this morning because I'm still very pregnant," a sleepy Bell (still in bed) said. At that point, the Kickstarter has already gained almost a quarter of a million dollars. "This is so cool. I need some coffee."

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They celebrated as the pledges reached the $2 million goal mark in less than 12 hours. An ecstatic Thomas said, "Thank you and, God, I hope we don't let you down with the movie."

Bell added, "I'm so happy to be a part of this whole weird, wonderful thing that we're doing. And I'm so grateful to be in it with all of you."

The video may be part of a forthcoming documentary about the project, its crowdfunding success, and the actual filming of the movie, which is tentatively set for this summer.

"We're hoping to go to Comic-Con, maybe have some footage to show at Comic-Con," Thomas told The Hollywood Reporter. "We have a documentary following the making of the movie."

Even though the goal was reached, the project continues fundraising in order to increase the movie's budget. As Thomas explained, "There's an altercation [at a high school reunion in the film], and how much money we raise affects whether that is having terse words exchanged or a full-on brawl."

 

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