If Firefly fans could get their Serenity movie semi-closure and Arrested Development fans can get an entire freaking new season of their beloved, canceled, Bluth family adventures why can't Veronica Mars fans get a movie to wrap up the greatest high school detective noir shows of all time? Now they can! If they are willing to put their money where their prayers are on Kickstarter.

Today Veronica, erm, sloth-lover Kristen Bell and her creator Rob Thomas (no, not that Rob Thomas, this one) announced that they have persuaded Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to put the movie into production this summer, as well distribute and advertise it, IF fans will put up $2 million to get the ball rolling in the next 30 days. And rolling they have. In only a few hours the Kickstarter has already made more than $500,000!

Here, let Thomas explain the situation (and what the movie's premise will be):

Of course, Warner Bros. still owns Veronica Mars and we would need their blessing and cooperation to pull this off. Kristen and I met with the Warner Bros. brass, and they agreed to allow us to take this shot. They were extremely cool about it, as a matter of fact. Their reaction was, if you can show there’s enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we’re on board. So this is it. This is our shot. I believe it's the only one we've got. It's nerve-wracking. I suppose we could fail in spectacular fashion, but there's also the chance that we completely revolutionize how projects like ours can get made. No Kickstarter project ever has set a goal this high. It's up to you, the fans, now. If the project is successful, our plan is to go into production this summer and the movie will be released in early 2014.

Life has taken Veronica away from Neptune. In the years since spoiling Keith's chances to be reelected sheriff, Veronica hasn't taken a case. But something big is about to bring her back home and back to her calling. My goal is to include as many of your favorite characters as possible. It is, after all, time for Veronica’s 10-year high school reunion. Keep in mind that the more money we raise, the cooler movie we can make. A two million dollar fundraising total probably means cross words are exchanged at the class reunion. Three million? We can afford a full-on brawl. Ten million? Who knows... For some reason the Neptune High class reunion takes place on a nuclear submarine! A Hobbit shows up! There’s a Bollywood end-credit dance number! I’ve always wanted to direct Bill Murray. We’ll figure out something cool. Hey, if that total goes high enough, I’ll bet the good folks at Warner Bros. will agree a sequel is a good idea.

As fans of Veronica Mars from the get go (seriously, Amanda Seyfried will always be Lily Kane to us and fans of New Girl's Schmidt can suck it—we saw Max Greenfield first) we could not be happier about this news. Especially as it gives us hope for a revival for another of Thomas' television masterpieces, Party Down. And if the movie doesn't happen? We'll live, because we still get this bit of awesome: