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I’m probably one of the few people who really liked the first “Jeepers Creepers” when it came out in 2001. I didn’t really care all that much for the sequel, “Jeepers Creepers 2″, which, in my opinion, made a mess of things with some pointless plot about how the Creeper comes out to eat every 23 years for 23 days and then goes right back into hibernation. That was kind of stupid, in my opinion, but hey, no one asked me. Regardless, I’m still psyche about a “Jeepers Creepers 3″, especially with the original writer/director Victor Salva coming back for the third go-around. Word from Shock Til You Drop has Salva coming back to write, and possibly to direct, though they haven’t a clue if this will go directly to DVD, as is the trend nowadays with horror sequels, or scratch and claw its way to theaters.
The initial Jeepers Creepers opened at $13 million, breaking Labor Day weekend box office records at the time. Its follow-up was met with a $15 million bow two years later during a similar holiday release period. Together, the films have pulled in a little over a $100 million, not counting DVD sales.
Shooting will begin on the threequel either before he begins production on or after he completes Entity, not to be confused with the Barbara Hershey-starring ghost story of the same name. Salva has stated on several occasions that Entity is the closest he will ever get to a sequel to his 1995 film Powder – he wrote it shortly after Powder as part of three films he refers to as his “alien trilogy.”
I was also a fan of Salva’s “Powder”, which starred Sean Patrick Flanery. Salva’s last film was 2006’s “Peaceful Warrior”, who I don’t think anyone saw.