Kristen Bell Threatens to Fund Veronica Mars Movie, Invites Warner Bros. to Man Up

kristenbell_225.jpg"Things That Will Never Happen" Day continues here at Movieline with a threat from Kristen Bell, who is ready to make this Veronica Mars feature film a reality for herself and the approximately 7,772 people in America who still care about Veronica Mars. In fact, she is so determined to reprise the sweet-faced teenage sleuth before she turns 40 that she may even charge the big screen adaptation to her MasterCard. There's just one problem.

She legally can't. The reason? Warner Bros.

"It's a business and the sad truth is that ... they're not going to relinquish the rights to something and let us do it," Bell told THR last night. "We really have to do it with them because they own it."

Uh, yeah.

"At this point, Warner Bros. can make it but like any studio they have research that tells them whether or not they'll make their money back. And that's what we've been told: That it's just not there. So my duty, because I wanted this movie made from the minute our show got canceled, is to a) do it before I'm 40; and b) to prove to Warner Bros. that there is an audience."

...and if she can't?

"I would be down with doing a Web series. I think, and I don't speak for anyone else but myself, but I think that they want it grand because it is deserving of being on the big screen."

At this point, Kristen, I don't think Veronica Mars beggars can be choosers. Those fans will settle for any re-incarnation of their favorite Neptune private eye, even if she was starring in a 20-minute documentary about reggae.

· Kristen Bell would finance Veronica Mars pic



Comments

  • zooeyglass1999 says:

    I am one of those 7,772 who still care about Veronica, Keith, Backup, Vinnie Van Lowe and the rest of Neptune's inhabitants.

  • ej says:

    me too..and I'd see it twice lol

  • lonestarebel says:

    Hey I miss your fine acting on Vms!!!!! loved that show! I see everything that you star in!!! I wouldn't miss seeing you in a Vms movie and then be delighted to buy the dvd too! good luck!!!!!

  • Whatever says:

    Are we the only nation where old people play younger ones on film? Thats kinda retarded.

  • daveed says:

    Here's a solve: Hollywood can give her the money that they otherwise throw at box-office-bombing Jennifer Aniston. That should cover a VM trilogy.

  • Jennifer says:

    I love Veronica Mars and Kristen Bell, but man, she is in denial if she thinks for a second that Warner Bros. will let her do anything with the rights to make anything VM.
    sigh.

  • marsha says:

    VM is a really good show. Never saw it before Netflix. I think a movie
    would be great...........great.........

  • Thamara says:

    I am a huge fan! I've just recently found out about Veronica mars and it actually makes me sad that I haven't found out before. In the past 2 weeks I've watched every single episode nonstop. In simple terms, I've become obsessed haha! And I only get more into to it the more I watch it. I'm dying to see more... Veronica mars can't just end the way it did.

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