And now he’s going to close one of those circles by co-writing two novels as sequels to the upcoming Veronica Mars movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first book will arrive around the same time as the movie, next spring. The second will follow. I guess a third isn’t out of the question, but will depend on the success of the first two instalments.
As a kid I read a little pile of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books, and I can see that Veronica could more than fill that gap for today’s YA audience – which is, of course, jumungous, and profitable, and well -pillaged by Hollywood. Indeed, if Veronica had started out on the page, I’m sure she’d have ended up on TV anyway.
But what happens if the film is such a smash that a movie sequel is required?
The Hollywood Reporter suppose that the books:
could also serve as a bridge to a potential movie sequel.
“Could” isn’t much a promise, so I’d be curious to see if the books remain canon if another film rolls around, or if they get swept away, something like the FBI-set spin-off pilot that was never really made for public consumption, initially, but was included on the season 3 box set.
I’d also like to see some Veronica Mars comics, please. And an animated series. And a video game. Maybe a breakfast cereal too.
Incidentally, the latest announced casting for the film adds Jerry O’Connell to the film’s roster of new faces. He’ll be playing Sheriff Dan Lamb, brother to the series’ Don Lamb. Could he possibly be even one half as much a pain in the ass?
Much more Veronica Mars to come as Comic-Con welcomes Rob Thomas and his cast and Bleeding Cool’s film and TV team line up to report back.