Fan Casting A ‘Jeepers Creepers’ Remake

I recently went to see Disney’s The Jungle Book; a live-action adaptation of the classic animated film. Afterwards, I started talking to my friend about what animated Disney films we’d like to see turned to a live-action film and who we’d cast. However, this quickly turned into a conversation revolving around other films and who we’d cast in those films if we were remaking them. Amongst those were David Croenburg’s Scanners, Kevin Smith’s Tusk and Jeepers Creepers.

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Ok, yes: It’s another Jeepers Creepers article, and I personally don’t want this film to be remade. However, we’re now in a world where remakes are being released left, right and centre: We’ve seen remakes of Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Poltergeist was released last year and a remake of Stephen King’s IT is being filmed over the summer. As well as this, a remake of Nosferatu is currently in the works. So it’s only a matter of time before this film gets the same treatment. Despite there not being many, here is who I’d want to cast as the main characters.

Darry Jenner

Dylan O’Brien


Originally Played By:

Justin Long

Reasons For Casting:

Darry Jenner is Trisha’s young brother and the unfortunate victim to The Creeper’s horrific actions. Choosing who to (hypothetically) replace Justin Long as this character was tough; Long’s performance as Darry still holds up brilliantly 15 years after its release. However, after some thinking, I’d choose Dylan O’Brien to play Darry Jenner. He’s known for playing Tom in The Maze Runner and Stiles in the Teen Wolf TV series, so he’d be able to portray the witty, mischeivious (and, later, terrified) brother convincingly.

Trisha Jenner

Mary Elizabeth Winstead


Originally Played By:

Gina Phillips

Reasons For Casting:

Trisha Jenner is the older sister of Darry Jenner. Like Dylan O’Brien, Mary Elizabeth Winstead has already proved that she can act in horror movies: She played lead characters in Final Destination 3 and the recent 10 Cloverfield Lane (pictured above). Her performances in both films were brilliant and convincing; in FD3, she convinced us that she was scared and in Cloverfield Lane, she played a fearful, but wary and strong woman.

The Creeper

Tobin Bell


Originally Played By:

Jonathan Breck

Reasons For Casting:

Tobin Bell has portrayed a serial killer before (he’s well-known for his role as The Jigsaw Killer in the Saw franchise), so why wouldn’t he be perfect as The Creeper? Both are intelligent and sneaky…ok, well one is human and the other isn’t but still; I reckon he’d be awesome as the villian.

No? Ok…How About……..


Ok. I’ll admit that I’m only choosing this actor because I want to see him portray a villian. Yeah…that’s it.

Don’t Judge Me!

Justin Long made his horror debut in both of the Jeepers Creepers films as Darry Jenner. After seeing him play a complete douchebag in Tusk and also take on a serious role in After. LIFE, I’d like to see him portray The Creeper.

Jazelle

Sally Field


Originally Played By:

Patricia Belcher

Reasons For Casting:

Sally Field has appeared in a variety of films including Forrest Gump, Mrs Doubtfire, The Amazing Spiderman 1 + 2, and the TV show ER. She was the first person I thought of to portray Jazelle, which is entirely based on her performance as Aunt May in The Amazing Spiderman. Her performance as Peter Parker’s guardian was natural; she came across as a caring and concerned aunt, who wanted the best for Peter. This type of performance could be effective in Jeepers Creepers as, in the original film, Jazelle was concerned for the siblings and wanted them to survive.

So…What Do You Think Of My Casting Choices? Do You Think This Should Be Remade?