The highly-anticipated Veronica Mars movie will be released on March 14, 2014 by Warner Brothers, creator Rob Thomas told Entertainment Weekly Wednesday. The film will simply be titled Veronica Mars, because why not? Although the original distribution plan called for the film to get a limited engagement run in a few select cities before becoming more widely available via online platforms, Thomas confirmed that Warner Bros. will now give the film a wider, nationwide release and let the viewers decide how long it should stay in theaters. “There are smart ways to do a movie of this size — and we chose none of them,” he told EW. “We are a low budget movie with big set pieces and 60 speaking roles. A murder mystery in a house would have been more cost effective. But I think we have managed to pull it off.” Thomas also said that a recent audience screening had gone very well.
In addition to the interview, EW has an exclusive clip from the upcoming movie. In the film, Veronica (Kristen Bell) returns to her hometown of Neptune, California after 10 years away to clear her ex-boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring), who has been accused of killing his pop star girlfriend. The cult TV show’s cast will return to reprise their roles in the movie, which set a Kickstarter record and raised an unprecedented $5.7 million.