Another popular horror saga reboot is coming up next year. This time it is the turn for Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (2021), and only a few years after the last installment of the original trilogy Jeepers Creepers III (2017). Although the filmmakers claim this is not only a reboot but also a sequel for Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003), so we will finally know what happens with The Creeper after he is awake at the end of the film.
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 are 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.
This is the first time in the Jeepers Creepers saga that the original writer and director Victor Salva is not involved in any aspects of the film. The screenplay for Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (2021) has been written by Sean-Michael Argo, the writer and director of independent horror and fantasy films including Fable: Teeth of Beasts (2010), Sineaters (2012), and Cleric (2014). Timo Vuorensola, known for being responsible for the fan favorites Iron Sky (2012), Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019), and the upcoming The Ark: An Iron Sky Story, has directed the film.
To warm up the audience for the release of the movie, still with an unknown date sometime in 2022, a set of short introductive videos have been released on the official Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (2021) YouTube channel. Here we can watch the director Timo Vuorensola talking about the movie and his motivations to lead the project.
Sydney Craven stars in Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (2021) as Laine and she talks about the film, her character, and reading the script.
Imran Adams also leads the main cast playing the role of Chase, “a funny man and a nerd”.
The main cast is completed with Ocean Navarro, Georgia Goodman, Gabriel Freilich, Matt Barkley, Alexander Halsall, and Jodie Mcmullen.
Watch here the first official teaser trailer for Jeepers Creepers: Reborn (2021).