In a short interview with Moviehole.net, director Robert Rodriguez mentioned the script he was writing for a future Predator 3 movie. Here’s his responses:
MH: And what did ever happen to that “Predator 3” script?
Rodriguez: Oh, “Predators”, yes we’re the “Predator 3”, it’s call “Predators”. It was back when I was doing “Desperado”. I wrote “Desperado”, it was going to get made like end of September, and then “Last Action Hero” bombed, so they said we’re not making any movies for a year, like next year. So I was like what am I going to do until then? So I took a writing assignment, and one of the writing assignments that was out was “Predator” sequel.
So I said, yes I’ll write a version of that. And it was just — it was just crazy, it was huge, it was a big, big, big budget. Because I didn’t have to direct it, I just had to write it. So I didn’t really think about the budget, I was just like wrote this, wrote that. And it was really a cool script, it’s floating around somewhere. But it’s huge, and will never be made, the studio edited it and said there’s no way we can make this, this would cost — even at that time — 150 million, and no women would ever go see this movie.
Moviehole: So even with “Aliens versus Predator”, and you don’t think there’s any hope of the script getting made, it’s just too big?
Rodriguez: “It’s too big, and they’ve now combined alien versus “Predators”. So they’re putting two franchises together, which is probably a smarter way to go since both of those franchises are pretty much dying down. It’s the only way to really revitalize it at all. But yes, the — I don’t think that’d ever make it, it was just too expensive.”