Possibly the best news of the week for me... Rob Thomas has confirmed a Veronica Mars movie! Finally we will get some more of the sassiest detective ever, and some proper closure for the show. Seriously... I cannot wait!
Universal City, CA
THE SKINNY: At the tail end of this winter's television critics event, Rob Thomas, who has resurrected his 1998 TV series CUPID for another go-around on ABC, announced that hes currently working on a VERONICA MARS feature film (based on his short-lived UPN/CW show), now that his new series order has been reduced from thirteen episodes to eight episodes.
"That means I have time to write the VERONICA MARS movie," he says. "But my writing the movie is half the battle. Someone else has to pay for it. Joel Silver does have a certain pile of money. He called on me saying - "Can we do this now? Kristen wants to do it. Joel wants to do it and I want to do it. For me, that's the next project."
Although he wouldn't reveal exactly what the story would be, he did tell iF, "its 70 percent broken in my head."
"I've been struggling with this one plot point and I'm hopeful to figure that out," he adds. "I watched the final episode of the series a few weeks ago and there were a lot of gaps and the plotting for the original came to me. I mean for the movie, I'm feeling like I'm on the right track now. But I don't want to give that away yet.
In terms of cast, Thomas says hes talked with Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni and Kristen Bell.
"Obviously," he says with a smile.
And while there were always talks of the character of Veronica Mars ending up at the F.B.I., he says that's not where the movie will be heading.
"The one thing that I will say is where it will pick up," says Thomas. "I know we did that F.B.I. what if thing, but we would not go to that place. I think it would open just days before the Hearst College Graduation. So Veronica would be sort of at the end of her college career.