According to reports, the fourth movie has been “announced” and the scriptwriting was done in January 2020 itself.
Some people just can't get enough of horror movies. They have seen scores of horror movies, have DVDs of all their favorite ones, and even keep a track of when the latest movie from their favorite franchise is releasing. If you are one of those eagle-eyed readers, then you might be happy to know that there has been some substantial development regarding Jeepers Creepers 4, reported IMDb.
Although the news has only been listed on IMDb, there is no official confirmation as of yet so it's best that we all take this information with a pinch of salt. But, once we combed through the Jeepers Creeper 4 IMDb page, we saw quite a few interesting developments that quickly caught our attention.
The page was updated very recently, i.e., on May 8, 2020, and it also reported that the fourth installment has been “announced” and the scriptwriting for the fourth Jeepers Creepers movie was done in January 2020 itself.
But when they mentioned the script was finished, they meant, "Completed, copywritten manuscript, which has been picked up by a production entity for development. A script may take the form of a screenplay, shooting script, lined script, continuity script, or a spec script.” While this information sounds pretty vague and doesn't really confirm the news that the fourth movie is officially happening, Kirk D’Amico’s IMDb page has announced him as the producer for the fourth movie, and this project of his sits right at the top.
Kirk D’Amico's Myriad Pictures is an independent entertainment company and they primarily focus on production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming. If you have been keeping up with the news of development for Jeepers Creepers 4, then you must know that the project's status has been 'announced' for years now without any development. But this latest update about the movie can primarily mean two things.
Either the project has gained some momentum and we will finally get to experience the creeps again after years or this will again be the only update for years, once again. Actor Jonathon Breck is also rumored to return for the fourth installed of the movie. The role of the Creeper was played by Breck in all three movies of the franchise. iHorror also reported that they tried contacting Breck’s agent and tried gaining some information.
The agent said, "There’s nothing to say really. We have had no contact with anyone. However, that doesn’t mean that something isn’t being worked on. Jeepers Creeper 3 showed that status for 12 years.” However, upon checking while writing this article, we saw that Breck's name has been removed from Jeepers Creepers IMDb page.
On one hand, Jeepers Creepers was a brilliant movie franchise, but what has completely tarnished the movie's reputation that it is the brainchild of convicted pedophile, Victor Salva. After a number of alarming incidents, the horror industry makes sure to scrutinize what is going on behind the scenes of their movies.
If the fourth movie has Salva's named attached to it, then it would be a really, really stupid idea to go forward with it. Just imagining the backlash it will receive is making me cringe. In all honesty, if the project wishes to see any sort of popularity, it should completely wash its hands off anything related to Salva. During March 2019, there was a rumor regarding a TV series based on Jeepers Creepers, but the project didn't see the light of day.