Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: In less than 12 hours from launching the kickstarter, Rob Thomas has raised over $2,000,000 for the Veronica Mars movie, hitting the goal of the project. Of course, they have 30 days left to go, and will still need the fans to help raise more money to allow them to do more in the story. $2 million might sound like a lot to many of you, but consider they lose an estimated $400,000 to Kickstarter fees and taxes. They will likely have to pay 20% in fees and taxes of any future raised funds too. And they also need to pay for the various rewards to those who have and will fund this project, which includes shipping posters, t-shirts, dvds and box sets. The film will likely have to be a union production, and while its expected the actors will be working close to scale (and participate in the back end) it still will be very costly at the absolute minimum level. Basically I’m saying, just because they’ve hit the goal doesn’t mean you shouldn’t “donate.” Do you want to see a good movie? Haven’t donated yet? You still have 30 days… The original story from Angie Han can be read after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 by Angie Han
There’s a ton of TV news coming down the pipeline, so let’s get right to it. After the jump:
- The Newsroom and True Blood get premiere dates
- Fox will celebrate its 25th birthday with its biggest stars
- Elisha Cuthbert says she’s “on standby” for the 24 movie
- Is Saturday Night Live losing three of its cast members?
- The CW’s Supernatural finds a new co-showrunner
- A This American Life segment turns into an HBO drama
- Funny or Die’s Drunk History heads to Comedy Central
- Is this really the script of Breaking Bad‘s season premiere?
- Jimmy Smits turns to the dark side on FX’s Sons of Anarchy
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Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
It’s become fashionable for shows to hint at a follow-up feature film as they make their way off the air, from brilliant-but-cancelled series like Arrested Development and Veronica Mars to the somewhat less brilliant but much longer-lived Entourage. Sometimes, those plans really do come to fruition, as with Serenity (based on Firefly) and Sex and the City. But more often, nothing comes to pass — have you seen trailers for the Arrested Development or Veronica Mars movies yet?
One beloved show that’s been promising a possible feature film sequel is Party Down, Starz’ terminally underwatched series about the comical goings-on at a catering company in Hollywood. I’ve been kinda skeptical about this project actually getting off the ground since it was first announced, but it seems the cast and crew involved are more optimistic than I am. In a recent interview, star Adam Scott revealed that not only is the Party Down movie coming together, it just might begin shooting next summer. Read his quote after the jump.
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We hate when great comedy shows are killed off prematurely, and love when the possibility arises that they might rise from the grave to take over movie screens. The idea of an Arrested Development movie is something that has generated a surplus of questions and speculation, and that project seems to be slowly (slowly) crawling towards the light.
Party Down is a much more recent cancellation, and still more of a niche show than Arrested Development was. But it may actually be closer to hitting movie screens, as producer Rob Thomas says that a movie deal is in the works. Read More »
Or so a headline trumpets in The Hollywood Reporter.
Veronica Mars is the TV-to-film project that has been the subject of nearly as much speculation as Arrested Development, but every time creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell talk about a possible film, it always comes down to one thing: Warner Bros. holds the rights to the series and isn’t interested in making the film. The reason: not enough of an audience to make it a financial sure thing. But what about other options, like self-financing or a web series? Read More »
I’m still saddened when I think about the loss of the fantastic comedy series Party Down, which Starz understandably canceled when its ratings failed to reach the same heights as its critical acclaim. But now it looks as though the show may find new life, in the form of a similarly-themed show on NBC. Learn more after the break. Read More »
There are two big movies based on canceled TV series that continue to be in that stage of development limbo that leads to ceaseless “yes, it’s happening / no it’s not” quotes from parties involved. One is Veronica Mars, the other Arrested Development.
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is now saying that the movie based on his show could still happen. “It’s not dead,” he tells EW before insisting that he still wants to do it before Kristen Bell gets too old to reprise her character. “Kristen Bell had said to somebody that I had written a script, and that wasn’t correct. I did have a treatment and a pitch…And I think [Warner Bros.] did one of their brand-awareness surveys and were like, ‘We don’t know if we can make money with that.’ So it’s been back-burnered. But I still want to do it. I’m still happy to do it. We’re still looking into it.”
Meanwhile, David Cross has been talking about the proposed Arrested Development movie, and seems to think fans shouldn’t hold their breath waiting. Read More »
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In March, show creator Rob Thomas gave an update on the developing Veronica Mars movie, stating that “while the pitch went well and I don’t think the movie’s dead, right now it’s looking depressing.” We haven’t heard anything since, and assumed that it’s fallen into the deep dark depths of development heck. Ad now the star of the series, Kristen Bell, is finally conceding that a film will probably never happen.
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