Last night Bloody Disgusting’s Chris Eggertsen visited the set of Infestation director Kyle Rankin’s latest, Nuclear Family, a thriller set in the backdrop of the apocalypse. While on set Chris had a chance to speak with star Ray Wise who updated him on the progress of Jeepers Creepers III, Victor Salva’s long delayed sequel to his creature feature franchise started back in 2001.
Bloody-Disgusting had the chance to catch up today with actor Ray Wise, star of Jeepers Creepers 2, who updated us on the long-rumored third installment.
“The script for ‘Jeepers Creepers 3’ is complete,” Wise said. “They’re in pre-production planning now. I’m hopeful that sometime in the next two or three months we’ll get a start date…[MGM] definitely want[s] to do it, and it’s just a matter of putting together all the final financing I believe…I think it’s gonna be a go in a couple of months.”
In addition, he indicated the third chapter in the series would pick up literally right where the second film let off.
“It begins right where the second one ended, right there in that barn with the Creeper on the wall and me the old man waiting there with my harpoon gun.”
Of course we’ve heard this kind of talk before, but it at least keeps hope alive for fans of the series. One thing you can definitely be sure of — if it ever does happen, no one but Victor Salva will direct. Said Wise: “He wouldn’t let anybody touch that. The Creeper is his.”
The only question I have is whether or not the MGM auction is affecting the project and if it’s going to end up burying it for good.