During the San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros unveiled the first footage from its upcoming "Veronica Mars" movie, which is based on a popular TV series that raised over $5 million on KickStarter. That footage is now online and you can watch it below.
The video, which is almost five minutes long, includes clips from the production, cast interviews, fan praise and a teaser trailer. Unfortunately, not a lot of plot details are revealed.
"I can tell you that it has a 'Godfather III' theme to it," said creator Rob Thomas. "Which is odd, because why not pick 'Godfather II'? It was better. I can tell you Veronica has not worked as a private detective since the last time you saw her. Part of this movie is her getting back into this life she thought she left behind."
Actually I stand corrected, Veronica Mars ran for 3 seasons and was cancelled by The CW. But some sort of trailer was on the season 3 DVD that showed what the character was doing several years later.
Although reading over the wikipedia article, the show was cancelled because of very low ratings and the DVD sets had poor sales as well. So why the need for a film that will most likely not be a hit anyways?
Firefly OTOH has a strangely rabid fanbase as if the show had as many episodes as Star Trek when it only had 13 episodes.
Yes excellent show, much rather see a series of Sherlock movies than the mediocre ones that RDJ is making. Though those films are at least somewhat watchable and enjoyable I guess.
I still can't believe how many horny f*cking nerds there are. 5 million on kick starter, WTF. I mean I think Kristen Bell is cute and all, but for 5 mil they could have hired 10 lookalikes and filmed a lesbian orgy or something. Seems it would have been more worth their while than this straight to DVD film.
@Mink and @Shafty. It is a good show but I absolutely hated the stupid ending to A scandal in Belgravia. I wont include any spoilers but tell me what you think afterwards shafty. I'm intrigued to see how season 3 will open.
That is an interesting point, but I felt that prior scenes were emotionally engaging and a more ambiguous ending would have been better for me because that just took me completely out of the episode. In saying that it was still an excellent episode.
I know this is all off topic but what did you consider the weakest episode?
Well, I can see your point for sure, but the ending seemed to humanize Sherlock and reveal to the audience that not only did Sherlock love her, she loved him, which thus then made Sherlock more than a heartless machine and her more than cruel, selfish manipulator.
The low point for me was The Hound of Baskerville. Silly, dull episode that wasn't engaging or even credible, and struck me as a bad B-side X-Files episode. And then when you compare it to the original story, it seems even more lacking. I got the impression the writers were at a loss as how to modernize the original tale, so they just ripped off the X-Files. Didn't work.
An interesting view on it. Maybe I should have another look with this in mind.
I agree that the Hound of Baskerville was the worst of the series. It tried to modernize the story but it failed as I feel everything was signposted unlike other episodes. I was just interested to know, as some people I have spoken to thought it was one of the best.
Overall its an excellent series and a welcome addition to some of the braindead tedium that can normally be found on terrestrial tv here.
Reading the original The Hound of the Baskervilles novel is one of the most joyous reading experiences ever. Guy Ritchie hinted at the 3rd RDJ Sherlock film being a very close adaptation of it, foregoing Sherlock Holmes in the title even.