It is said to release during the fall of 2021, and the film is currently in post-production
The terrifying horror icon, the Creeper is back! Variety reports that Screen Media has secured the worldwide distribution rights for Jeepers Creepers: Reborn, the fourth film in the franchise. The studio, which previously released the third installment in the franchise, is said to be planning to release the movie in the North American market in the fall of 2021. Timo Vuorensola, of Iron Sky fame, has been roped in to helm the film while Sean Michael Agro of Iconoclast is set to pen the script. Jake Seal of Orwo Studios & Black Hangar Studios is the producer for the film along with Michael Ohoven of Infinity Films. Screen Media’s Creative Executive Conor McAdam is serving as associate producer.
‘Jeepers Creepers: Reborn’ Sells to Screen Media, Gets 2021 Release (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/U9VgqxUWr1— Variety (@Variety) February 24, 2021
Seth Needle, Senior Vice President of global acquisitions and co-productions at Screen Media, is executive producing the film on behalf of the studio. The logline for the upcoming film reads: "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."
As long as it's proper terrifying like the first 2 films - and the new director doesn't try and dumb it down with humour -I'm excited by the prospect of a new trilogy.— Chris Fletcher (@ChrisFletch_UK) February 24, 2021
The film is currently in post-production having already been shot at Orwo Studios & Black Hangar Studios and on location in Jackson, La, in December and January. Issuing a statement about the new acquisition, Screen Media said: "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." Other executive producers associated with the project include David Nagelberg, Danny Zamost, Terry Bird, Jamie R. Thompson, Michael Musante, Mathew Curtin, Carey Kurtin, Lee Broda, Gary Raskin, Suraj Gohil, Elizabeth Primm, Alastair Burlingham, Janelle Mariani, Mark Mariana, Shannon Chandler, and Galen Rasmussen.
The first movie in the franchise, Jeepers Creepers, released in 2001 and was a resounding success at the box office raking in over $59 million on a budget of $10 million. This was then followed up by a sequel in 2003 which generated over $63 million on a budget of $17 million. The third installment released in 2017, over 14 years after its previous release, but this turned out to be a bit of a box office dud. At the moment, there is no news of the cast of Jeepers Creepers 4, although Screenrant suggests that Gina Philips will star in it given how the third installment ended when she made a "make a surprise cameo as Trish, however, to set up a starring role in Jeepers Creepers 4." This fourth installment is said to end the series.