(ABC NEWS) -- Thanks to devoted fans, a "Veronica Mars" movie is on the way.
The creator of the teen cult television drama, Rob Thomas, along with star Kristen Bell, started a Kickstarter campaign Wednesday to raise money for a film continuation of the show.
Within four hours, the campaign had more than $1 million, beating the Kickstarter record of $1 million in seven hours.
At 5:55 p.m. (PST), with 31,685 kickstarters contributing, the campaign hit the $2 million mark.
"Hallelujah! It's a green light my friends. I love you all, but particularly the donors among you. #Veronicamars .@IMKristenBell," Thomas tweeted.
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The film has been in the works since the show went off the air in 2007, Thomas said on the campaign site. But Warner Brothers was not convinced there was enough interest to make it.
"I am currently the happiest blonde in a hamster ball the world has ever seen. We have been waiting so long to make this movie dream a movie reality, and it's because of YOUR commitment, YOUR persistence, that we finally have a chance. We just have one more step to go," Bell wrote. "You have banded together like the sassy little honey badgers you are and made this possibility happen. i promise if we hit our goal, we will make the sleuthiest, snarkiest, it's-all-fun-and-games-'til-one-of-you-gets-my-foot-up-your-ass movie we possibly can."
They plan to begin filming this summer and debut the film early next year.
The project promises to give a digital copy, a T-shirt and series DVDs to all backers who donate $35 or more. Thomas teased fans, tweeting, "Ok, here it is! Stretch goal-$3M or Logan doesnt survive the movie!"
"Veronica Mars" debuted in September 2004. It starred Bell as a butt kicking teen detective, fighting crimes in her upscale town in California.
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