Rob Thomas' Kickstarter campaign to get a Veronica Mars movie off the ground utterly destroyed its $US2 million target and as of writing, sits at $US3.4 million with 28 days to go. The success can't help but make you wonder how other cult favourites would fare at crowd-funding, including the big one, Joss Whedon's Firefly.
In a interview over on Buzzfeed, Whedon makes it clear that, even with Veronica Mars showing it can be done, a Kickstarter is not on the cards for Firefly. Though it's not because of a lack of desire, just that the people needed to sign on aren't exactly available -- this goes for Whedon himself. From Buzzfeed:
I've said repeatedly that I would love to make another movie with these guys, and that remains the case. It also remains the case that I'm booked up by Marvel for the next three years, and that I haven't even been able to get Dr. Horrible 2 off the ground because of that. So I don't even entertain the notion of entertaining the notion of doing this, and won't.
That's a pretty definitive dismissal right there. So, instead of chasing a renewed Firefly, your time might be better spent on other shows that were axed before their time. I know I'd donate organs for another season of Deadwood.
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