“We now have three actors officially cast,” VM creator Thomas announced of the movie project partially funded by Kickstarter. “Veronica, Logan, and the waiter who says, ‘Your check, sir.'” (That’s the person who donated $10,000.)
Thomas adds, “Don’t worry. We’re busily working on bringing your favorites into the fold. As a ‘Veronica Mars’ backer, you’ll be the first to know.”
Thomas also included the image in this post of Dohring from the “Veronica Mars” pilot make-up and wardrobe test.
“I believe that orange shirt is the first thing we ever see Logan wearing,” he says. “It’s what he’s in when Veronica calls him an ‘obligatory psychotic jackass.'”
The story will take place years after the failure of Veronica’s dad’s re-election as town sheriff. “But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling,” Thomas writes of the proposed premise. “My goal is to include as many of your favorite characters as possible. It is, after all, time for Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion.”
Just a few short weeks ago, on March 13, Thomas and Bell launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million to fund a movie version of the UPN/The CW cult TV series that ended in 2007.
In less than 12 hours after the campaign kicked off, the $2 million goal was met; as of today, April 2, the campaign has raised more than $4.4 million with 10 days left to go in the 30-day window.
“The movie is outlined, but frankly, I needed to know how we were doing to figure out how to model the script and how to write it. There are very specific things that are going to be affected by what our budget is,” Thomas told The Hollywood Reporter in mid-March.
He hopes to film the movie in Southern California, where the series was originally set. He also plans on making a “Veronica Mars” behind-the-scenes documentary, and will no doubt head to San Diego’s Comic-Con this year.