On the heels of Bloody-Disgusting breaking the news that Victor Salva will return to direct Jeepers Creepers 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us for MGM, new details have come in regarding who we might see in the third film, expected to begin lensing this summer. Read on for the skinny. Jeepers Creepers was the sole horror film to break the trend of the’90s PG-13 teen-thrillers that plagued theaters.
Ray Wise tells Fangoria that he will reprise his role of Jack Taggart Sr. from the previous film. “Now that the strike is over, we can finally get rolling on the new JEEPERS CREEPERS,” Wise said. “Victor has written a big part for me in it.”
Salva has high hopes for the film and believes that a theatrical release would do just as good as the first two. “MGM initially suggested that we go direct to video with the third in the trilogy, but we hope that the exciting entity that the new MGM is becoming realizes that both ‘Jeepers Creepers’ films set [then-] records for their Labor Day weekend box-office openings, before each went on to make over $100 million apiece on DVD,” he continues. “I believe a theatrical release is critical to this kind of success on video. I don’t think you can have one without the other, and it would be a shame not to be able to see what I have planned for ‘Jeepers 3′ up on the big screen.”
As for the plot, “It includes a prologue in the Old West and might bring back several characters from the first two films 20 years later. The script and story will be big on scares and give us plenty more of the traditional Creeper creepiness, with a few more bits thrown in about what it might be and where it came from.”
Watch for more soon.