The fourth installment in the Jeepers Creepers franchise will get a theatrical release in the fall of this year as Screen Media has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to the film.
The film is the first in the series that distances itself from the film's creator, Victor Salva, with Iron Sky's Timo Vuorensola taking on the directorial heavy lifting. Among the creative team includes Cleric-scribe Sean Michael Argo, and producers Jake Seal and 'The Devil's Rejects' Michael Ohoven.
Functioning as more of a reboot than a plot line continuation, the synopsis thus far 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.”
The film was shot throughout December and January in Jackson, Louisiana. The production is currently in post with plans for a fall release.
The studio, Screen media, issued the following to Variety,“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.”