Rob Thomas, creator of the cult, Kristen Bell-starring teen ‘tec show Veronica Mars, has admitted that he’s started writing a script for a film version of the show.
Naturally for Thomas, this good news comes on the tail of bad news – he’s had the season order for his latest US TV show sliced down from 13 episodes to eight, which means he has time on his hands.
Don’t go expecting this thing to automatically hit our screens, however – despite how much we love the Bell.
“Someone else has to pay for it”
"That means I have time to write the VERONICA MARS movie," he told IF Magazine "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."
So how far along is it? “It’s 70 percent broken in my head. I’ve been struggling with this one plot point and I’m hopeful to figure that out. I watched the final episode of the series a few weeks ago and there were a lot of gaps. I’m feeling like I’m on the right track now. But I don’t want to give that away yet.”
Here’s hoping his luck changes. He’s got to be due a break soon, right?
[Source: IF Magazine ]
One a scale of one to 10 (where one is ‘couldn’t give a monkey’s’ and 10 is ‘would sell my grandmother to help pay for it’), how excited are you at the thought of a Mars movie? Tell us below!