Fangoria is reporting the third installment in the Jeepers Creepers mythology is about to enter pre-production at MGM per a message from series creator Victor Salva.
The shooting and likely final name Jeepers Creepers III: Cathedral picks up where the second film left off. This time around we’ll get to see the Creeper put his stamp on the old wild west before battling series alum Trish Jenner, out to avenge the death of her brother from the first film.
The bulk of Salva’s message to Fangoria is as follows.
“The script, now titled JEEPERS CREEPERS III: CATHEDRAL, is about to enter preproduction at MGM and does include a prologue in the Old West where we see how the Creeper became a frightening part of cowboy and Native American folklore… that one aspect of the third film features Trish Jenner [again played by Gina Philips from the original film], who, 23 years later, has a teenage son of her own, named Darry after her long lost brother. Trish is having a terrible recurring dream where her son meets the same terrible fate as her brother. Now a rich and powerful woman, Trish is determined to stop the Creeper once and for all.”
“The other elements of the story, which easily make JEEPERS CREEPERS III the biggest film of the three, include some of the scariest and most intense Creeper stuff we have ever attempted.”
“The new JEEPERS—JEEPERS THREEPERS as we affectionately refer to it around here—brings back all the classic ideas of the first film, but brings them horrifyingly full circle. It also revisits characters from both films [Ray Wise from II returns, as does Creeper actor Jonathan Breck], lets us learn more about what the Creeper is and, by popular demand, reintroduces the infamous Creeper truck.”
The end of a trilogy, or just the beginning of endless Creeper sequels? Either way, sounds like the ultimate Jeepers Creepers flick to us.