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Do you want to see a Veronica Mars movie?

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 2nd 2008 6:24PM
veronica mars movie kristen bellElle Woods Bishop might be dead, but the rumors of Kristen Bell reprising the role of Veronica Mars for a big screen outing are still circulating. Actually, a script is being written and a movie deal might already be in place. At least that's what former Veronica Mars cast member Enrico Colantoni is saying.

In a recent red carpet interview with The TV Addict, Colantoni said that VM creator Rob Thomas is working on a script for a film version of the short-lived CW series. Colantoni is the latest Mars associate to get fans' hopes up about Veronica's jump to the big screen. In recent months, Thomas and VM star Kristen Bell have spoken publicly about their love for the series and their hopes for a film project. Colantoni seems confident that the movie will happen.

The actor also told The TV Addict that Thomas had possibly come to an agreement with "Joel" about the film's production. That "Joel" is most likely Joel Silver, former executive producer of the show (and about a million blockbusters, including The Matrix and Lethal Weapon). If this is true, then it looks like this project might actually become a reality. Let's just hope Thomas can fit it in while working on the Cupid redo for ABC.

Being a huge fan of the show, I really hope the movie happens. I'd love to see Thomas take Veronica's world to the big screen, away from the restrictions of network TV. In the book Neptune Noir, Thomas wrote about how he originally envisioned the show as a cable series. He was surprised that UPN didn't make a fuss about its darker themes and allowed him to stick to his original vision. This leads me to believe that Thomas will have little to no trouble getting his personal vision for a VM feature onscreen if a movie deal is made. And that's exciting, given how VM was better written, plotted and more complex than most Hollywood films these days.

Still, do you think we need a Veronica Mars movie? I agree with fellow Squader Debra McDuffee that a movie could resolve a lot of the show's unanswered questions. But, will anyone remember those questions once a movie hits theaters two, three or more years from now? Will anyone, save for a handful of die-hard fans, still care by that point?

I liked the "flash forward" idea Thomas pitched to the network before the show was canceled. Catching up with an older, more seasoned Veronica a few years later, in a completely different setting, sounds like a better idea for a movie than picking up right where the show left off. As far as the plot's concerned, I'll take anything, as long as it doesn't involve a serial rapist. We've been down that road before.

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Alana

I really hope there is a Veronica Mars movie. It's still one of my favorite shows even though it got cancelled. I don't care where the movie picks up, just as long as it gets made. I hope it does answer some of the unanswered questions though.

January 11 2009 at 7:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Candi

I love veronica Mars
i was so sad that it ended with unanswered questions
i really hope they bring out a movie and fast its been soo long since the series ended.
I really want to know if Logan and Veronica end up together (I hope They do)
If Keith gets the position of Sheriff
what happens to everybody?

If any one has any news on the movie i would like to know because really want a movie to come out

January 02 2009 at 12:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Luiz

I have my hopes really high for a VM movie, and honestly, it a show that really really deserve it. It's so nice to see that the cast is up to the task :D

December 23 2008 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sarah

VERONICA MARS MOVIE!!!!!

HELL YEAH!!!

December 21 2008 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jordan

I LOVE VERONICA MARS!!!!!!
MOVIE MOVIE MOVIE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!

December 18 2008 at 8:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Balabanto

I think a movie would be a fantastic idea, as long as it catches up with her later.

I don't think that having her be in college serves the plot, or the noir nature of the series.

The best thing they could do is advance time.

December 18 2008 at 3:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tarzan

I am so excited!! This is awesome news!!!

December 17 2008 at 1:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jackie

I agree that the FBI pitch was bad, but that was probably a last ditch effort. I think a movie would be FANTASTIC. I agree with Mark, that I hope it takes place in Neptune, but I have total confidence in anything that Rob will come up with! Viva Veronica Mars!

December 16 2008 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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