Will the Creeper return one final time for Jeepers Creepers 4? The original Jeepers Creepers starred Justin Long (Live Free Or Die Hard) and Gina Philips as siblings who find themselves stalked by a mysterious figure in a beat-up truck. The movie slowly reveals this figure is really some kind of monster who steals parts from his victims, and in the case of Long’s character, he wants to take his eyes.
Jeepers Creepers was a solid hit back in 2001 so it didn’t take long for Jeepers Creepers 2 to come together. The original movie revealed the Creeper awakens every 23 years to feed, and the sequel finds him stalking a stranded school bus on his final day before going back into hibernation. The Creeper is also being hunted by the vengeful father (Ray Wise) of one of his victims. The sequel was another success, but it would take 14 years for Jeepers Creepers 3 to arrive in 2017.
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Jeepers Creepers 4 is currently in development, so here’s what we know about the horror sequel.
Jeepers Creepers 4 Will Feature The Return Of Gina Philips
Jeepers Creepers 3 was originally called Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral, which would have been set 23 years after the end of the second movie. Ray Wise and Gina Philips would have returned with their characters teaming up to take the Creeper down once and for all. Philips’ character would also have had a son named after her late brother.
In the end, Jeepers Creepers 3 was rewritten to accommodate a lower budget and was set in-between the events of the first and second movies. Philips did make a surprise cameo as Trish, however, to set up a starring role in Jeepers Creepers 4. Little is known about the story of the fourth movie, however, though it will reportedly end the series and Creeper star Jonathan Breck indicated in an interview it would go in a whole new direction.
Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral Could Become A TV Series
Part of the reason Jeepers Creepers 3 took a long time to get financed and went straight to DVD, was due to writer/director Victor Salva’s 1988 conviction for child molestation coming back to light. This resulted in protests over the production of the third film and a potential Jeepers Creepers 4 will almost certainly face the same issues if it moves ahead.
Jonathan Breck has also revealed the unused script for Cathedral was turned into a season of a TV show. If this is the case, it could follow the original story of Trish planning to hunt down the Creeper to keep her son safe. Little has been heard about Jeepers Creepers 4 or a potential series recently, however, so it’s unknown if they’re still in development.