Jeepers Creepers 3: The franchise that commenced with the 2001 fan favourite did not become a critical darling, but that has not stopped the seasonally feeding Creeper from gaining cult status among horror enthusiasts. According to a number of fans, the original Jeepers Creepers was one of the scariest films they had ever watched. Our first meeting with the Creeper, his iconic truck, and the siblings’ isolation had all contributed towards making the film a legitimate creep fest. Jeepers Creepers 2, which came out two years later in 2003, was something of a disappointment. Its aim to mash a father’s resolution to get the creature that took his youngest son along with a bus load of screaming teens high on hormones took away the very things that made the first film so wonderfully chilling. For years it looked like there would be no redeeming the franchise from there, but rumours about Jeepers Creepers 3 started being heard a couple of years back. Since then, much has been heard about the upcoming horror film that is aiming for a 2017 release. Here’s looking at all we know about Jeepers Creepers 3.
Jeepers Creepers 3 Announcement and Cancellation Rumours
It came to be known back in 2015 via a post on Variety that Francis Ford Coppola‘s production company American Zoetrope was ready to begin working on the third instalment in the low-budget franchise, set to be titled Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral. Victor Salva, the writer-director of the first two films will also mark a return along withJonathan Breck, who will reprise his role as the Creeper who feeds every 23 years for 23 days. Since then, the film has been at the centre of a number of cancellation rumours, but the producers have repeatedly assured fans that Jeepers Creepers 3 is happening.
Jeepers Creepers 3 Plot
From what we hear about the upcoming film’s synopsis, Gina Philips’s chracter from the original Jeepers Creepers will return to avenge her brother being taken by the Creeper years back. Trish Jenner has gone on to become a successful woman and will utilise her present-day connections to hunt the mysterious creature down. But as it always happens with the Creeper, things are bound to go awry.
Another interesting tidbit is that Jeepers Creepers 3 will focus on the origin story of the Creeper. According to Bloody Disgusting,“Jeepers Creepers 3 will show events on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the sceptical Sergent Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.” The Creeper’s truck-of-terror will also have a significant presence in Jeepers Creepers 3.
Jeepers Creepers 3 Cast and Crew
Victor Salva returns as the writer and director for the upcoming film while Jonathan Breck will return as the Creeper. Brandon Smith will also return asSergeant Davis Tubbs from the 2001 original and he will quite possibly team up with Trish Jenner, to be played by Gina Philips.
Jeepers Creepers 3 will be written and directed by Victor Salva, and Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope along with Kirk Shaw’s Odyssey Media and Stan Spry’s The Cartel will be producing the project.
Jeepers Creepers 3 Release Date
We do not know when exactly the film will be released, though filming is believed to be well underway. As of now, Jeepers Creepers 3 is set for a 2017 release.
Jeepers Creepers 3 Trailer
Filming for Jeepers Creepers 3 is still ongoing and as a result there are no official trailers for the upcoming movie. We will update this section as soon as there is an official reveal.