A long time ago, we used to be friends… but we’ve definitely been thinking about Veronica Mars lately. This week it was announced our favorite teen PI would be returning to theaters on Pi Day. The Kristen Bell career-launching series will get its theatrical bow on March 14th to a much bigger audience than originally planned, due to great test screenings and the monumental buzz the film’s Kickstarter launched. The film will be getting a wide release in the U.S., much bigger than the original 100-or-so screens for which the Kickstarter plan called.
In a note to Kickstarter supporters, Rob Thomas wrote, “As you might remember, our original hope was that Warner Bros would be confident enough to give Veronica Mars a limited engagement run in a few US cities. But with the amount of attention the movie has received — thanks to your support — it looks like we’re going to get a much wider release than we ever expected.”
Warner Bros. also released the first stand-alone clip from the film. The scene of Mac (Tina Majorino), Veronica (Kristen Bell), and Wallace (Percy Daggs III) arriving at their 10-year high school reunion was revealed in a shot of the script shared by Thomas during the Kickstarter campaign. But you can’t tell me that seeing Kristen Bell back in full Veronica mode, tearing down preppy douchebags, isn’t one of the coolest things you’ll see this week.
The film will follow Veronica leaving her life as a New York City attorney to go back to Neptune to save her former beau Logan Echols from false murder charges. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the film, delving into the love triangle of the film, since apparently Veronica is living with Piz in New York at the film’s start: