We heard news last November – via Shock Till You Drop – that Jeepers Creepers 3 was indeed moving forward but it appears that the long awaited and much bemused about sequel has hit another roadblock. Details after the jump!
Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers) recently participated in an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit in support of his upcoming film Tusk. During the AMA, one Reddit user asked what the status of Jeepers Creepers 3 was and Long offered the following:
“There is a script (it’s called “Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral”). Gina [Philips] plays the lead in it (which would be awesome to see her come back and kick some ass). It’s been tough getting off the ground, financially, unfortunately. According to Victor, I do get my hands on a flashback.”
The previously reported news that there was movement on the sequel was credible. It turns out that director Victor Salva was shooting some promo footage to show to potential investors but as Long suggested, the film has had difficulty securing financing.
Previous speculation had suggested that the threequel had not gotten off the ground due to legal problems at MGM. But with that in the rearview mirror, a sequel makes good financial sense as the first two pictures collectively grossed over #120 million at the global box office.