LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- It looks like "Veronica Mars" won't be heading to the big screen.
"No," creator Rob Thomas told me when I asked if the much-ballyhooed movie project is ever going to happen. "I would write it if anyone would finance it. If anyone's interested in making that movie I am available, Kristen's [Bell] available. I would love to do it. I think the closest we came was Joel [Silver] pushing it at Warner Bros. and they didn't bite. It has sort of gone away."
Thomas was at the TCA Winter Press Tour on Saturday as part of Starz's promotional efforts for the second season of "Party Down" where I managed to snag a few minutes of his time following the panel.
"I get Google Alerts on 'Veronica Mars' and I see this non-stop sort of messaging about the movie," he continued. "And I've heard things, like I read an interview [where] I think Kristen's telling people I have written the script. I have a treatment, I don't have a script. So she shouldn't have jumped the gun on that but I am ready to write a script."
Let the messaging continue.