'Veronica Mars' movie: Check out the new trailer(Read article summary)
The 'Veronica Mars' movie was the focus of a panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, where director Rob Thomas presented new footage. The 'Veronica Mars' movie is currently being filmed.
It seems like only yesterday that creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell were kickstarting the cinematic continuation of their beloved teen girl detective series,Ā Veronica Mars ā which subsequently made $5+ million and became the āmost backedā Kickstarter ever.
Now the Veronica Mars movie is smack-dab in the middle of production, which means thereās just enough footage to debut a trailer (of sorts) at San Diego Comic-Con 2013.
As we know from the Kickstarter and Thomasā interviews, the plot of the movie revolves around Veronicaās ten-year high school reunion and the murder of Logan Echollsā (Jason Dohring) pop star girlfriend.
In the time since the series finale, Veronica hasnāt taken a single detective case, sheās moved to New York City, and sheās graduated from Columbia Law School.
You can see some of that on display in the movie footage. For example, it appears that Veronica is being interviewed by a law firm (note the cameo with Bellās You Again co-star Jamie Lee Curtis) near the beginning of the trailer.
We also see a moment where Veronica gets a phone call from Logan where he pleads for her help ā probably because heās the main suspect in his girlfriendās murder ā and she explains that she ā[doesn't] really do that anymore.ā
At the Veronica Mars panel ā courtesy ofĀ The Hollywood Reporter - Rob Thomas once again touched upon the āout of retirementā dynamic:
āI can tell you that it sort of has a āGodfather IIIā theme to it. Which is odd, because why not pick āGodfather IIā ? It was better. ā¦ I can tell you [Bell's Veronica character] has not worked as a private detective since the last time you saw her. Part of this movie is her getting back into this life she thought she left behind.ā
Thomas also discussed one of his earlier ideas for theĀ V-Mars movie when it was an extremely low-budget film (as opposed to just being a very low-budget film):
āI wanted to do an Agatha Christie movie with everyone in one house ā very few sets and very few guest stars. And thatās not what we did. We made an incredibly ambitious, sprawling low-budget movie. We wanted to include all of those smaller parts that fans really loved.ā
Does he want to make more Veronica Mars movies?
āOh, yes I do! I want to be a āBondā franchise. I hope we make a ton of money with this one and get to do it via the normal channels. Next time, maybe the studio will just give us the money.ā
Finally, Thomas talked about his recent book deal to write two Veronica Mars follow-up novels:
ā[The first one] picks up where the movie left off. For years, I wanted to get the āVeronica Marsā books done as young adult novels, but we sold them as adult novels. So itās Veronica at 28.ā