The Kickstarter-backed film version of the cult-favorite teen TV series "Veronica Mars" has taken another step on its journey to theaters with the release of its first trailer, which finds star Kristen Bell up to her old sleuthing tricks in the seaside town of Neptune, Calif.
Though the mystery series, which ran for three seasons on UPN and the CW, never found mainstream success and was canceled in 2007, it did attract an ardent core of fans who have since clamored for a movie. They got the chance to show they were serious back in March, when Bell and series creator Rob Thomas reunited to launch a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $2 million to fund the film.
The campaign was successful, earning $5.7 million and breaking Kickstarter records, including fastest campaign to hit $1 million and highest-funded project in the film category. It is the third-highest funded project in Kickstarter history.
The film, which wrapped in July, is set nine years after the close of the series, with Bell's title character working as a lawyer in New York City, having put her days as a private investigator behind her — until an old flame back home gets accused of murder.
Check out the first new trailer that just came out see what you think.