A ‘Freaks And Geeks’ Kickstarter Film? Judd Apatow Sets Record StraightPosted: May 23, 2013
Kickstarter is all the buzz in Hollywood these days, with dedicated fans hoping that their favorite television show will be next to make a reunion movie. So while we recently chatted with Judd Apatow after receiving the Peabody Award for Girls, we asked him if his 1999 hit Freaks and Geeks would ever take that route.
“I don’t think we aren’t interested in doing it because we like how it ended. So we don’t feel like opening it up again,” he said. Laughing, “But in a way, everything I do is sort of like a sequel.”
Sequels and reunions is definitely something that the writer and producer is used to. From Seth Rogen to James Franco and Jason Segel, Apatow has worked with many of the same actors over the years in hugely successful films like Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Anchorman, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Superbad, andForgetting Sarah Marshall.
Kickstarter has made headlines over the past few months, and rightfully so. The site that helps fund projects got a big boost in April when actress Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas asked fans to help campaign for aVeronica Mars reunion movie. With prizes based on the certain pledge amount, fans of the series reached the goal in record time, exceeding the initial $2,000,000 funding with $5,702,153. Since then, Scrubs actor Zach Braff has started his own campaign, and fans of Friday Night Lights have been hoping for a greenlight.