Release Dates Set for ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie & Tarsem’s ‘Selfless’

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 16th, 2014 at 9:25 am,

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars Release Dates Set for Veronica Mars Movie & Tarsems Selfless

While the year 2015 promises to be one for the blockbuster record books (Star Wars: Episode VIIBatman Vs. Superman, Avengers 2, Jurassic World, Mad Max 4, Terminator 5, Ant-Man, and more), 2014 has plenty of memorable releases in store as well, including X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, and Transformers 4.

With all these high profile projects fighting for the moviegoer’s attention, many small releases are certain to get lost in the mix. Of those, however, the successfully fan-rebooted movie version of the gone-too-soon TV detective series Veronica Mars is likely to stay in the public eye. The show’s creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell backed a Kickstarter campaign which broke all kinds of records, one of which saw the project meeting its $2 million budget goal in less than 10 hours.

Now, it’s official: Veronica Mars will hit theaters on March 14th, 2014, and it’s getting a much wider release than was initially planned. That month will see the beginning of the major blockbuster releases of the year (excepting February’s RoboCop), with 300: Rise of an Empire on March 7, and Darren Aronofsky’s Russell Crowe-starring Bible epic Noah later in the month.

Veronica Mars has direct competition that weekend in the form of video game adaptation Need For Speed starring Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul – who, incidentally, once starred in an episode of Veronica Mars – and Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club.

Tarsem Singh on the set of Immortals Release Dates Set for Veronica Mars Movie & Tarsems Selfless

Director Tarsem Singh is best-known for a series of visually-impressive sci-fi and fantasy films, like 2000′s The Cell with Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn. He has seen a run of box-office successes with the Henry Cavill-starring Immortals in 2011 and 2012′s re-imagined Snow White film Mirror Mirror, and is attached to direct a sci-fi thriller called The Panopticon.

That film will be preceded by another science fiction project, Selfless, which stars Ryan Reynolds and follows a very rich man who has his consciousness transferred into the body of a young man. Selfless was originally slated for release in September 2014, but according to Deadline, the release date has been shifted to February 27th, 2015, presumably due to the acquisition of FilmDistrict by Focus Features, which appears to have thrown part of its development slate into disarray.

While Veronica Mars faces some films that are specifically targeted to certain demographics (as well as Grace of Monaco with Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly), it has a chance of winning its opening weekend, with the overall success of its run depending on word of mouth.

The shifting of Selfless - a movie which as of this writing is still filming - might be a signal of confidence from the studio. Placing anything at all that close to the beginning of one of the biggest blockbuster summers in history is bold, and while February 2015 will be the month of Fifty Shades of Grey, this could be a show of Focus’ faith in Selfless – and Ryan Reynolds could kind of use a hit (R.I.P.D., anyone?).


Veronica Mars will hit theaters on March 14th, 2014. Selfless will be released on February 27th, 2015.

Source: Deadline

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  1. There gonna lose all there money. Straight to dvd .

    • “They’re”* then “of their”*

      Geez, how the hell do some people make it out of High School??

    • Sorry buddy, no offense, but it just bugs me to no end when I see people interchanging their there and they’re like they are all the same…

  2. Wtf a veronica mars movie. I can make a movie about the aftermath of my indian food from last night that would be better

    • Human Centipede 3: The Curry Project.

    • Somehow I doubt that people want to fund $5 mil for your movie about the aftermath of indian food.

  3. Mad Max 4

    Am i the only one who thinks this concept is impossible to make good nowadays? Its like Universal Soldier. It was ok back then but now it doesn’t look good at all and sequels proved it.

    • First, yes, you probably are one of the few who thinks it’s “impossible” to make Mad Max good nowadays. Second, I don’t think Mad Max and Universal Soldier are all that comparable. I enjoyed the first one, but it’s by no means a classic. And third, one of the sequels – i.e., Road Warrior – was not only better than the first, it’s also pretty much a perfect film.

      Just my opinion, of course.

  4. Kristen Bell is about as cute as they come. I think many, including me, will go check it out if only just to watch her. I’ve been rewatching the series on soapnet for the past few months and it has held up very well. It doesn’t have the 90210 cheese factor or look like a Mexican telenovela like Melrose Place…it still works.

    If only there were a way for Amanda Seyfreid to join Bell and Ritter in the heat parade.

    • No doubt. She’s cute and sassy, and the show overall is really good (especially the first season).

  5. Looking forward to the VM movie. Loved the show – it’s first saeson still stands as one of the best seasons of TV period.

    • the 2nd & 3rd seasons seem to have lost something, but overall, i liked the whole series

  6. I am so pumped for Veronica Mars! March can’t come fast enough!