Kristen Bell Is Tweetin’ For ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie
Although cinematic adaptations of television shows are more often bad than good, Kristen Bell nonetheless wants to bring Veronica Mars to the big screen. Or at least bring it back somehow. She’s willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means having it released as a straight-to-DVD or TV movie.
On the show, Bell played the title character, a teenage P.I. uncovering the many mysteries of Neptune, California. It was like Twin Peaks meets Degrassi.
Mars ran for three seasons until it got the axe from the CW in 2007. Now Bell is using her twitter page as a call to action. She’s been desperately trying to rally support for the project, telling fans that they should call up Warner Bros. and demand that the movie be made.
Rob Thomas, the show’s creator and not the lead singer of Matchbox 20, is the only other person on board. Bell tweets:
Vm movie fans – Rob and I took it to WB – and they said, ‘There is no enthusiasm’ to make it. So fans have to convince WB! Rob and I are in! I’ve told ‘em I want to so bad – I think they don’t think it will make any money so they want to be sure people will see it. Big business. Ugh. My guess would be the best route is anywhere Warner Brothers asks 4 feedback, you guys write, ‘We want the Vm movie. I’d do the film if I ended up w/ the only copy & no one saw it – I’d do dvd – but I think Vm deserves some props in the theatre.
Whether this desperate twitter campaign will work is anybody’s guess, but Mars is certainly more worthy of saving than My Name is Earl. That was one fan movement that was better left unmoved.