‘Veronica Mars’ Comic-Con 2013 Trailer – ‘Original Enough for You?’

Published 1 year ago by

It seems like only yesterday that creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell were kickstarting the cinematic continuation of their beloved teen girl detective series, Veronica Mars – which subsequently made $5+ million and became the “most backed” Kickstarter ever.

Now the Veronica Mars movie is smack-dab in the middle of production, which means there’s just enough footage to debut a trailer (of sorts) at San Diego Comic-Con 2013. Check it out above.

As we know from the Kickstarter and Thomas’ interviews, the plot of the movie revolves around Veronica’s ten-year high school reunion and the murder of Logan Echolls’ (Jason Dohring) pop star girlfriend.

In the time since the series finale, Veronica hasn’t taken a single detective case, she’s moved to New York City, and she’s graduated from Columbia Law School.

Logan and Veronica in the Veronica Mars Movie Veronica Mars Comic Con 2013 Trailer   Original Enough for You?

You can see some of that on display in the movie footage. For example, it appears that Veronica is being interviewed by a law firm (note the cameo with Bell’s You Again co-star Jamie Lee Curtis) near the beginning of the trailer.

We also see a moment where Veronica gets a phone call from Logan where he pleads for her help – probably because he’s the main suspect in his girlfriend’s murder – and she explains that she “[doesn't] really do that anymore.”

At the Veronica Mars panel – courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter - Rob Thomas once again touched upon the “out of retirement” dynamic:

“I can tell you that it sort of has a ‘Godfather III’ theme to it. Which is odd, because why not pick ‘Godfather II’ ? It was better. … I can tell you [Bell's Veronica character] 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.”

Thomas also discussed one of his earlier ideas for the V-Mars movie when it was an extremely low-budget film (as opposed to just being a very low-budget film):

“I wanted to do an Agatha Christie movie with everyone in one house — very few sets and very few guest stars. And that’s not what we did. We made an incredibly ambitious, sprawling low-budget movie. We wanted to include all of those smaller parts that fans really loved.”

Does he want to make more Veronica Mars movies?

“Oh, yes I do! I want to be a ‘Bond’ franchise. I hope we make a ton of money with this one and get to do it via the normal channels. Next time, maybe the studio will just give us the money.”

Rob Thomas Directing Veronica Mars Veronica Mars Comic Con 2013 Trailer   Original Enough for You?

Rob Thomas directing the ‘Veronica Mars’ movie

Finally, Thomas talked about his recent book deal to write two Veronica Mars follow-up novels:

“[The first one] picks up where the movie left off. For years, I wanted to get the ‘Veronica Mars’ books done as young adult novels, but we sold them as adult novels. So it’s Veronica at 28.”

Veronica Mars (the movie) stars Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas), Chris Lowell (Stosh ‘Piz’ Piznarski), Francis Capra (Eli “Weevil” Navarro), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennell), Enrico Colantoni (Keith Mars), Tina Majorino (Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie), Sam Huntington (Luke Haldeman), Jerry O’Connell (Sheriff Lamb’s brother, Sheriff Lamb), Krysten Ritter (Gia Goodman), Ken Marino (Vinnie Van Lowe), and many, many more.

Are you looking forward to the film, Screen Ranters? Did you enjoy the trailer? Drop us a line in the comments.

_____

Veronica Mars doesn’t have a release date yet, but Rob Thomas is “hoping” it’ll be released in early 2014.

Follow me on Twitter @benandrewmoore.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:
TAGS: Comic-Con 2014, veronica mars

7 Comments

Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.


If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it.

  1. ambivalent, the first season was awesome, the rest were not good. Its great they get to do this movie, I probably will see it out of nostalgia sake but have low expectations

    • Season 2 was excellent. Season 3 has a rough start, but it gets pretty great by the finale.

  2. I can’t wait for this movie. Also, I love the Buffy reference about the Hellmouth.

    • Right, that line made my day.

  3. Not a bad trailer, but out of all the footage revealed at Comic-Con, THIS is what we get online?

  4. Excellent! I can’t wait!

  5. Fanboying – Grew up on this show – Can’t wait for the Movie – My Expectations are on Fanboy mode so I’ll love it still but I’m not expecting some great mystery masterpiece ( Like Award calibre )

Be Social, Follow Us!!