When "Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Stewart raised over $2 million in a single day on Kickstarter to fund a feature film, fans and industry insiders alike were amazed. But there was one group in particular salivating over the new cinematic potential of crowdsourcing: Stars of cult TV shows who want to get their own movies.
And now it looks as if the floodgates are about to open, as E! Online is reporting that Zachary Levi is pressing hard to get the ball rolling on a "Chuck" film.
But was "Chuck" really that popular?
Frankly, we have our doubts. Levi, however, seems extremely optimistic about the possibility of bringing "Chuck" to the big screen just one year after the series ended its five year run on NBC.
"I've always thought doing a Chuck movie would be fun," Levi said. "If we had just gone straight to monetizing it and selling it directly to the fans then, we might still actually be on the air."
Before the "Chuck" Kickstarter gets going, though, Levi warns that "there's a lot of conversations that need to happen. I'm going to sit down with [producers] Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak and just kind of gauge their temperature on it. See how much they'd want to be involved. Of course, I'd only want to do it with the blessing of them, they created the show, and the blessing of Warner Bros."