Victor Salva has been working for ten years to get a third installment of his JEEPERS CREEPERS franchise off of the ground. It's a shame it has taken this long as the first film was quite the hit, both in theaters and on the home video market, and the second one grossed $63 million worldwide on a budget of $17 million. Fans have been clamoring for more and it's truly surprising it has taken this long for it to happen, although there have reportedly been a few false starts for the production as well as dozens of rumors of the film actually starting (wishful thinking). But now it seems there may be some movement on the third entry of the JEEPERS CREEPERS franchise.
According to STYD and Bloody Disgusting, Salva may finally get to make JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 (apparently titled JEEPERS CREEPERS III: CATHEDRAL) soon.
Salva reportedly shot a scene back in October to prepare for filming and has a script ready to go. Plot, casting, and production details are unknown but Salva did offer up this quote...
"There may finally be some very good news for those waiting for the third Jeepers film to go before the cameras."
Now there are reports that JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 is very close to filming, with Ray Wise and Jonathan Breck (who played The Creeper in the first two films) rumored to be onboard. Let's hope so! I'm ready for a return to the wonderfully wicked world of The Creeper.
We'll keep you posted on news regarding JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 as we hear it.