‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Not Dead … Yet

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When Veronica Mars hit the airwaves of the UPN network in September 2004, many of us small-screen connoisseurs figured we had finally found ourselves a plucky, blonde, mystery-solving heroine who could take up the mantle that Buffy Summers left behind. Unfortunately, after a lackluster second season and a botched relaunch by the then-fledgling CW, the show found itself unceremoniously canceled. In the ensuing years, fans of the show have subsisted on DVDs and rumors of a silver-screen resurrection, but now it appears that Mars creator Rob Thomas is just too darn busy to get his big-screen treatment finished. "I thought I had the idea broken," he tells EW scoopmeister Michael Ausiello, "but I've hit a wall in the final act that I haven't quite figured out. I'm hopeful that I can find the time to figure it out over the Christmas holidays." Pinkie swear? [Ausiello Files/EW]