Kristen Bell got her "Veronica Mars" movie funded in less than 11 hours.

Bell and show creator Rob Thomas started a Kickstarter campaign Wednesday morning. By 6 p.m., they'd raised the $2 million that Warner Bros. said it needed to go ahead with plans to fund promotion, marketing and distribution.

"My mind is blown. I've been fantasizing about this and had to tell myself, 'Stop it, Rob, you're being silly. You're setting yourself up for disappointment,'" Thomas told Entertainment Weekly. "And now today has exceeded the wildest pipe dream I let myself entertain. Holy cow. We better make a good movie. These amazing fans have stepped up. We better deliver."

FILE - In this July 17, 2006 file photo, Executive producer, Rob Thomas, left, answers questions about the upcoming season of "Veronica Mars" as
FILE - In this July 17, 2006 file photo, Executive producer, Rob Thomas, left, answers questions about the upcoming season of "Veronica Mars" as actress Kristen Bell looks on during The CW's Television Critics Association press conference in Pasadena, Calif. Veronica Mars creator Thomas and stars of the TV show that aired from 2004-07 have launched an online fundraising campaign for a big-screen version. ((AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, File) )

And they didn't stop stepping up. By noon Thursday, the Kickstarter campaign had a little less than $2.8 million. In just six hours, they were breaking Kickstarter records.

If the fans keep showing so much love, maybe they can do a 3-D version.

Thomas previously told Entertainment Weekly the movie's plot would include -- no surprise -- murder, mystery and a high-school reunion. It will film this summer and be released in early 2014.

"I have never fallen so deeply in love with a character," Bell has said. "We all became so close, and the cancellation of the show left a huge hole in my heart. I would have put on "Veronica Mars: The Circus" to bring it back."

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