From day one, Veronica Mars fans have put their money where their collective mouths have been, so it’s no real surprise that they continue to do so as the movie makes its way to theaters.
Obviously, the Veronica Mars movie wouldn’t be happening if not for a successful Kickstarter campaign, one that set records for the amount of money raised (at the time) in support of a feature film. Fans of the defunct television program really wanted the story to continue on the big screen, and they are getting their wish early next month.
Now Variety reports that AMC Fan Events scheduled in select markets are selling out, prompting locations to add additional showtimes to accommodate the rabid Mars ticket buyers. In all, 17 theaters added showtimes.
Those who pay to attend the Fan Event will get to see Veronica Mars on March 14, exclusively at AMC (and a few smaller non-AMC locations). Pony up $18 for the Mars ticket and Variety reports that you get "an exclusive Veronica Mars T-shirt, as well as a limited edition lanyard. The screening also will feature red carpet footage from the film’s premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival." Even though that premiere is slated to take place on Saturday, March 8. But what’s a little tape delay amongst friends and fans, right?
The idea of a "Super Ticket" is nothing new. Late last year, audience members paid extra to see Will Ferrell’s Anchorman sequel earlier than most, and fans are getting a little something extras from the Mars events. But this is a feature that has been asking its devoted base from Day One for cash. Can’t they get SOMETHING for nothing at some point in this exercise?
How about a clip from the upcoming film? That’s free, and you can watch it here.
In the meantime, Warner Bros. also provided a plot synopsis for the film, which will be written and directed by series creator Rob Thomas. Are you planning on seeing Kristen Bell and crew in Mars when it opens? And to what length are you willing to go to see it earlier than others?
On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind."