'Play It Again, Dick' is complete and ready for the lift-off.
New details have emerged about the Veronica Mars web-series Play it Again, Dick. The show was first announced in January, with creator Rob Thomas teasing a series that was tonally similar to Party Down but focused on a version of Ryan Hansen deciding to capitalize on the renewed popularity of Mars.
Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars in the recent crowd-funded movie
Fans could be forgiven for forgetting about the show in recent months - we haven't heard much since Thomas's announcement, until now. This week, BuzzFeed dished out a slew of details now filming on the eight-episode series is complete.
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Backers of the Kickstarter funded Veronica Mars movie encountered problems when attempting to view the pre-paid movie on Friday (14th March). The movie was available for streaming online via Flixter but a number of fans were left disappointed when they were unable to view the film.
Contributors to the Veronica Mars movie have been disappointed after they encountered problems watching the movie on an online platform, Flixter. Warner Bros, the studio behind the film, have promised disappointed backers a refund but this may be too little too late.
Kristen Bell at the L.A. premiere of Veronica Mars.
Shooting has finally begun on the long anticipated film.
The Veronica Mars movie is one of the most fan-driven Hollywood projects of all time, so it would only make sense that the cast and production team would grace the fans with frequent progress reports. The first ones came with the release of several images from the set at the movie’s kickoff last week. One of the stills, obtained by MTV shows star Kristen Bell, behind the wheel of a convertible, wearing her the classic “Who, me?” expression that fans of the show are ever so familiar with.
The car is parked in front of what is described as “Neptune’s hottest nightclub” – 09ER, a callback to the “rich kids” clique in the first series. The social divide between the rich and the lower class in Neptune was a key theme in the first and second seasons of VM and we can only assume this means that Rob Thomas and co. will be bringing it back for the movie.
Meanwhile, everyone on set has remained Instagram active as well. Kristen Bell recently instagrammed a photo of herself, holding what looks like a script for the film and a bunch of VM merch, while the official production Instagram kicked off the festivities with a snap of a clapper board, accompanied by the caption: "Annnnnnnnd.... ACTION. @TheVeronicaMarsMovie has now started shooting!"
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When Charlie Bronson, a bank robbery getaway driver on a witness protection programme, jeopardizes his life to take his beloved fiancée to Los Angeles, his past comes knocking at his door in the form of his old best friends who want their money after being released from an 8 month prison sentence. Charlie's abrupt escape leads to a frenzied sequence of car chases involving his former friends, gangsters and the police, not to mention Charlie's fiancée's shock and rage at finding out that he hasn't been honest with her.
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Of course, it helps that season three of Veronica features a healthy portion of the show at its best, alongside the weaker. In previous years, Veronica would be working on a single over-arching case throughout the season, even as each episode brought a new mystery-of-the-week. This format was dropped in season three in an effort to bring a new audience to the ratings-challenged show. While these 20 episodes lack the long build and unity of purpose afforded to previous story arcs, the experiments with format -- shorter arcs at first, and then "stand-alone" episodes which are nonetheless rich in both story and character development -- reveal Veronica Mars as a sturdy enterprise, entertainment value intact across structural changes.
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