'Veronica Mars' Movie Gets Greenlight, Kickstarter Contributions Still Coming In

03/14/2013 02:19 pm ET

The "Veronica Mars" movie is actually getting made, thanks to the fans. The Kickstarter project started by series creator Rob Thomas received more than $2 million in contributions in about 11 hours.

"Holy cow, what a day. As of 4 a.m. CT, we're just over $2.5M dollars," Thomas wrote to backers of the project. "We couldn't be happier. We really couldn't. My wife says I'm insufferable, but she said that four days ago in anticipation of a day like today."

Yes, the "Veronica Mars" movie will be out in early 2014 after shooting this summer, possibly beginning in June. As of publish time, the project has received more than $2.7 million.

“I knew 'Veronica Mars' fans were cool, but I had no idea they could rally with such power," Bell told EW. "They are unstoppable -- just like Veronica. I will have a permanent blush on my face, feeling so lucky to be associated with this entire thing."

Thomas wrote to backers of the "Veronica Mars" movie that they are trying to get more big reward packages together and working out the kinks to allow international donations. When the Kickstarter was announced, both "Veronica Mars" and Kickstarter trended on Twitter for a good portion of the day thanks to Bell and Thomas keeping interest piqued.

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