The “Veronica Mars” movie Kickstarter has finally ended. The groundbreaking crowd-funding effort ended up making $5,702,153 from 91,585 total backers. The Kickstarter’s goal had only been $2 million.
These final totals are record-setters for Kickstarter. With less than a day left, the “Veronica Mars” movie passed 87,143 backers to become the most backed Kickstarter ever. It also was the fastest project to reach $1 million, the fastest project to reach $2 million and the all-time highest-funded project in Kickstarter’s film category. The film ended up being the third-highest funded project in Kickstarter history, falling behind “Pebble: E-Paper Watch’s” $10.3 million and “Ouya’s” $8.6 million.
The fact that the Kickstarter is now over means that creator Rob Thomas and stars like Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring need to get cracking making the actual movie. The script is complete, and now it remains to be seen how long it takes the movie to follow suit. Based on the fact the film will have a presence at San Diego Comic-Con and will debut footage there, fans shouldn’t have to wait too long.
It will be interesting to see what other cancelled shows start getting Kickstarters now that “Veronica Mars” has shown that fans will lend their support. Bryan Fuller has already teased a “Pushing Daisies” movie, though it remains to be seen if he can follow through. Which shows would you like to see brought back to life through Kickstarter?