Fellow Chucksters, we have a new mission. The creators of a cult favorite show apparently have a real shot at bringing it back as a follow-up movie. All they have to do is raise 2 million dollars from the fans.
Sadly the cult show isn’t Chuck, it’s Veronica Mars, but if this can succeed on this scale it could change the way movies and TV are made and sustained. Join me for some information and discussion after the jump.
Epic and game changing. That’s how I’d describe this opportunity. You can read about it at the Veronica Mars Kickstarter page or read Alan Sepinwall’s thoughts on it (with links to the Kickstarter page.
Everyone who reads my work knows by now I’m a big proponent of changing the way TV and movies are made. We’re all well aware of the limitations of the network TV model and the uncertainty of when the end will come and the problems it causes for quality shows with serialized elements. I’ve written about how subscription TV and cable, and now Netflix are re-making that model here. But friends, there is a real chance for us to do it with this. Once done, it can be recreated, just as Chuck revolutionized fan campaigns to save their show, Veronica Mars could change the way TV is made.
I’m writing this about an hour after the news went public. I found out on Twitter. So far 1,603 backers have raised $125,536. It has been about an hour. If we can sustain anything close to this level of enthusiasm for even a day we’ll easily reach that goal. That’s right, I put my $100 where my mouth is. It’ll be the most expensive movie ticket ever (my ticket to Golden Boy was more) but for a chance to change the entertainment industry, and I think for the better, it’ll be worth every penny.
I urge everyone to check out the links, especially the Kickstarter page and the rewards for the various contributions. If you are a Veronica Mars fan you know how much fun these characters are and how great a movie would be. If you aren’t a Veronica Mars fan but are a Sarah Walker fan, you probably are, you just haven’t watched Veronica Mars yet and I highly recent you do so. If you can pledge please do so, and if you can’t tweet and tell your friends who might be fans about it. This has the potential to be bigger than the Subway campaign.
Today Veronica Mars, tomorrow, Chuck.