Jeepers Creepers 3 might not be happening. A Canadian casting notice was pulled after the Union of British Columbia Performers issued an alert on director Victor Salva’s conviction on child molestation charges.
Jeepers Creepers 3 producers posted a casting notice for a young actress to play Addison, an 18-year-old girl who went to live with her grandmother after her stepfather made “overtures” at her on Breakdown Services. The notice said the film that shoots this spring in British Columbia. The Union of British Columbia Performers found out about it, they sent an alert to talent agents warning them about his criminal past. Breakdown Services then removed the casting notice from its site.
It was recently announced that Gina Phillips would reprise her role from the first movie. Jeepers Creepers 3 was set to start production in Vancouver next month.
Director Victor Salva was convicted of oral copulation with Nathan Forrest Winters, the 12-year-old star of his 1989 horror film Clownhouse, the director’s first feature film. Salva served 19 months of a three-year sentence. Salva also pleaded guilty to lewd and lascivious conduct and of procuring a child for pornography. Salva directed the movies Powder, Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers II after he was released from prison.
“It has recently come to our attention that a casting breakdown has gone out for a feature film entitled Jeepers Creepers III, and that the director of the film, Victor Salva, was convicted of sexual misconduct in 1988,” the alert said.
“The conviction allegedly resulted from misconduct involving a minor whom Mr. Salva was directing at the time. At this time we would like to remind our members and their agents that, under Article A2702 (Safety & Welfare of a Minor) of the BC Master Production Agreement, a performer has the right to refuse work if they believe that the nature of the work is unsafe.”
After the alert was issued, Breakdown Services announced that it removed the casting notice.
“Upon learning of this notice and our own verification of the facts surrounding Salva’s conviction, Breakdown Services has removed this project from its files. All submissions made by any agent on this project are no longer available to the casting director nor any member of the production staff,” read the casting site’s announcement.