Are pigs flying? Has Hell frozen over? Has a fornicator survived a Friday the 13th movie?
As a horror blogger, one of my personal crusades over the years has been battling the false believe that Jeepers Creepers 3 is “in production” or “coming soon” when, in fact, it’s been hopelessly stalled for over a decade. That trailer for Cathedral on You Tube? Some call it a “fan film”, I call it an annoying perpetuator of misinformation.
Well, it looks like my quest has ended with today’s announcement in Variety:
“Jeepers Creepers 3” is in development with production expected to launch in Vancouver early next year. Myriad Pictures announced Friday that it will finance the pic, which it’s launching international sales for at the Toronto Film Festival.
The film is being financed by cinematic heavyweight Francis Ford Copola, who’s production company American Zoetrope produced the first two films. Copola will co-produce along with Kirk Shaw and Surai Gohill’s Odyssey Media, and Stan Spry’s The Cartel. Coppola, Shaw and Spry will serve as producers and Myriad’s Kirk D’Amico will executive produce.
The folks at Bloody Disgusting were lucky enough to land an exclusive interview with the franchise’s creator Victor Salva:
“Writing and directing a new Jeepers film, the first in over a decade, is incredibly exciting. For me and I believe for Jeepers fans all over the world that have been asking for more. What will go before cameras as Jeepers Creepers 3 is a new and terrifying chapter from the Jeepers universe. We are bringing back the Creeper’s truck, and will be addressing the big questions about The Creeper: what it is, where it came from and why it does what it does. More exciting though, this will easily be the most frightening rollercoaster -ride -of- a-Jeepers film that has been made to date.”
Official Synopsis: Jeepers Creepers 3 will show events on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sargent 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.
Ok Creepers fans—it really is “official” this time. Let the celebrating commence!
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Hell yeah!! I’m so excited!
I’m excited too
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Sorry Josh Millican but I’ll believe it when I see it.it may have officially gone Into pre production but something bad can always happen later on and stop the movie from being made. The IMDB website says that the third movie is in pre-production but there’s no release date??? There’s no cast members listed??? Can we really believe this news is true???
I certainly understand your pessimism and you make an excellent point that anything can happen, and pre-production is no guarantee of completion–just look at Cary Fukanaga’s It and Pacific Rim 2, for example. But this announcement is the first that is both official and verifiable, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks josh Millican. When I saw the news on Facebook on the 11th I jumped for joy. The official TRUE news made my day. I hope that Victor Salva will bring back Gina Philips and Ray Wise and pre-production is a lot better than “in development” or “coming soon”, and Jeepers Creepers 3 has been nothing but disproven rumors for the last eight years. I think this time we can actually believe it and know that it is finally happening. I just hope in early 2016 (when full scale production on Jeepers Creepers 3 is slated to begin) that on the Iinternet we will not come across the upsetting headline ” Jeepers Creepers 3 is not happening after all.”
So this will most likely be the last movie? That means they need to bring Trish, the psychic lady Jezelle, and the people who lived in the second movie back too!
It’s already past September so when does it really come out in theaters?
filming is slated to begin to begin in early 2016 and a release date is set for late 2016 or early 2017
as of now they are working on the script
What has happened to jeepers creepers 3 the cathedral? It doesn’t seem to be in production and I have been waiting for it to be released in the cinemas in the United Kingdom in Worcester,Worcestershire. Best Regards Eric Coulter
Any chance of an update? Last I heard/read was that casting stalled out in Canada because of Salva’s past criminal conviction. Did this stop all production again?