Wise, Breck expected to return
Following up on our confirmation here, Fangoria caught up to writer-director Victor Salva to discuss the status of Jeepers Creepers 3.
“It’s tentatively titled ‘Jeepers Creeper 3: The Creeper Walks Among Us’,” says Salva, once again wearing his love of Universal’s “Creature from the Black Lagoon” trilogy on his sleeve. “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.”
It’s beginning to look like Ray Wise will return as the monster-hunting farmer named Taggart; the Creeper, once again, will be embodied by Jonathan Breck.
Salva goes on to address the direct-to-DVD versus theatrical rumors swirling around the sequel. “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 tells Fangoria. “I believe a theatrical release is critical to this kind of success on video. I donât 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.”