Some exciting horror news was released today by Screen Media.
Fans of the Jeepers Creepers movies will be excited to learn that Jeepers Creepers: Reborn will be released in North America in the fall of 2021. The production company previously released Jeepers Creepers 3. Jeepers Creepers: Reborn will be the fourth installment of the popular film franchise and is part of a planned new trilogy.
The fourth film is the latest in the series and was directed by Timo Vuorensola (Iron Sky). This new offering is written by Sean Michael Argo (Iconoclast) and produced by Jake Seal (Quantum of Solace) and Michael Ohoven (The Devil’s Rejects). Screen Media’s Senior Vice President of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions, Seth Needle, is said to be executive producing. No word yet on who stars.
The released summary states: “The film unfolds as the Horror Hound festival holds its first ever event in Louisiana, where it attracts hundreds of geeks, freaks, and die-hard horror fans from far and wide. Among them is fanboy Chase and his girlfriend, Laine, who is forced to come along for the ride. But as the event approaches, Laine begins to experience unexplained premonitions and disturbing visions associated with the town’s past, and in particular, local legend/urban myth, The Creeper. As the festival arrives and the blood-soaked entertainment builds to a frenzy, Laine believes that something unearthly has been summoned…and that she is at the center of it.”
The new film was shot on location in Jackson, Louisiana, in December and January and is currently in post-production.
“As excited as we are, we know that fans will be even more thrilled (and chilled) to return to the world of the Creeper, now with a much scarier vision from director Timo Vuorensola, who is the perfect fit to restart this franchise,” said Screen Media in a released statement.
The first Jeepers Creepers, released in 2001, was written and directed by Victor Salva and starred Justin Long and Gina Phillips. The film was theatrically released by United Artists and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and received mixed reviews from critics. Audiences enjoyed it, however, and the film grossed $59.37 million against a $10 million budget and spawned the franchise.