“Jeepers Creepers 3” is coming to theaters, Myriad Pictures announced on Friday.
The second sequel to the 2001 horror flick starring Justin Long will reunite writer-director Victor Salva (“Powder”) with original creeper Jonathan Breck and actor Brandon Smith as Sergeant Davis Tubbs, who will work with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good.
But it won’t be easy. According to the synopsis released by the company financing the film, as well as handling international sales, the Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.
Francis Ford Coppola‘s American Zoetrope, which produced the first two films, will co-produce the film 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 film is slated to go into production in Vancouver in the first quarter of 2016.
Myriad will begin sales on the new film at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the film will also join the lineup of Myriad’s newly launched Scoundrel genre label.
“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,” Salva said. “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.”