The "Veronica Mars" movie is officially not dead. At least, not according to its star.
Fellow fans, our quest to get a feature film out of the wily P.I. franchise is one step closer to reality today thanks Veronica herself , Kristen Bell, who's been tweeting up a storm to rally fan support and prove there's an audience for such a movie.
"Mars fans – can we bug @wbpictures & tell 'em they must do a VM film," she begins in a series of passionate entries. "New tactic. Bombard 'em w/ tweets, there's evidence of fans they can't ignore. #veronicamars fans send petitions & any obsessive behavior u have 2 @wbpictures & demand the film. They c no audience 4 it? I beg 2 differ."
Proving her point, the tweets started a fangasm across social media that resulted in a Facebook group with nearly 15,000 members, a petition with close to 8,000 signatures and a sea of tweets and retweets for #veronicamarsmovie.
A movie has been on fan lips since the show was cancelled in 2007 after its third season, with creator Rob Thomas variously hinting plots set at college (where the third season took place) or an FBI training camp.
But as long as the franchise rights remain with Warner Bros., they'll be the final decision makers. Twitter user @benharlum has a solution to this minor niggle. "Would you be interested in a totally original script, playing a P.I. called Veronica Snickers?" he asked Bell.
She's on even on board for that. "I think it'll work," she replied.