Entertainment Weekly broke the news this afternoon that Veronica Mars will open on March 14, 2014.
It will come one year and a day to the Kickstar page going live. The page raised $5.7 million from Marshmallow nation to see Kristen Bell and the Neptune gang reprise their roles on the big screen.
In an exclusive interview, Thomas tells EW that Warner Bros. will release the movie — simply titled Veronica Mars — on March 14, 2014. “Warner Bros. had this date circled for quite some time and hoped it would stay open,” Thomas tells EW. “Luckily, no other teen detective movie decided to open in the middle of March.”
The film, which takes place 10 years after the series came to an end, will be distributed wider than originally planned. The original plan had called for a limited opening in a few cities with film also being released on demand. It is now getting a nationwide release.
“We’re not going to dribble it out there,” Thomas told EW.
A recent test screening was received well. It should be seen as good news.
“There are smart ways to do a movie of this size — and we chose none of them,” Thomas said. “We are a low budget movie with big set pieces and 60 speaking roles. A murder mystery in a house would have been more cost effective. But I think we have managed to pull it off.”