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Veronica Mars movie fund-raiser passes $1 million mark in four hours (+video)

Veronica Mars, a TV teenage detective, could be back as a movie. A Kickstarter Veronica Mars fund-raising effort is setting records and aims to collect $2 million by April 12.

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Rob Thomas, the head writer of "Veronica Mars," started a Kickstarter campaign Wednesday that needed $2 million dollars. Within 6 hours it had reached $1.3 million.

That's the fastest any Kickstarter campaign has ever reached the halfway mark, according to

Kickstarter is a website where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas and can create a public fund with a time limit. If they receive enough donations within a given time frame, they will receive the pledged money, and may continue their project. In this case, the Veronica Mars donations must be made by April 12.

The show was essentially an updated Nancy Drew for TV with more of a noir feel. Kristin Bell played the title role, a high school-aged girl who moonlights as a P.I. under the tutelage of her father. "Veronica Mars" ran from 2004 - 2007, and many of its fans felt that it was cancelled too early.

Mr. Thomas has tried pretty much every other avenue to get this movie made. Warner Bros. told him that the show was not popular enough to warrant a movie. It's been nearly 6 years since the show went off the air, but apparently Veronica Mars fans haven't forgotten.


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