in the future on a scrappy mining planet. During mining they find some space jockey ruines and tons of eggs. Eggs hatch and grab everyone slowly during the night. They send a distress call that is recieved by the colonial marines and the predators as well.
4 predators go to the hunt, they already know what lies there. Each predator is very unique this time around and specializing in different combat styles, from melee, to strickly projectile based. Many weapons would return. A cross between the smart disk and the shuriken is introduced. Weapons would be a cross between standard pred weapons and some of the avp stuff but not as over the top. main new weapon seen is a arm cannon as I could never picture using pistol or rifle like devices, it just looked out of placein avpr. The spear gun is also finally shown. These guys are decked out for grand hunt. This is also the first time the predators have been encountered since avpr. Their cloaking technology has improved to a point that they can't be tracked down any way known to man.
Aliens this time around include the cameron style ones, runners and a new one, the king. There is no queen this time around and about 2 dozen eggs. No clue on what the king be like, but he is more of a protector and layed in hibernation till all the eggs hatched. Thing is huge, but little smaller than a queen. This is the main reason the predators are there, to hunt one of the toughest and rarest types of aliens.
Everybody arrives a weeks too late, so those cameron style aliens could make more sense. First the marines, and then the preds. The marines have no clue what their in for, only the synthoid with them sectrely does. Marines go in looking for survivors and get into the ruins, they find a few there and some hints to alien origins are shown. Shit hits the fan and run to the evact plane only to find the predators has destroyed the their only chance of escape. During the fights, one of the survivors was taken away, who has the access to the planet's escape pods. He has a trackign device on him, so the marines have no choice but to enter the hive and retrieve it if they are to survive. When they find him, he is being protected by the King because he was facehugged from the very last egg, a queen.
Its got enough familar stuff from previous movies for it not to feel out of place, but enough new stuff in pred tech, alien life cycle, and alien origin to add to the lores. Alien and predator origins would never be explained and i don't believe ever should, the mystery makes them better. Theres many aliens, but not as many as A2 to keep the battles from turning into shooting galleries like aliens did. I'd say a budget around 75 million and about 2:00 to 2:00 & half hours max. no hour and half deal can work for this type of movie, theres just too many characters and creatures that need proper fleshing out. There would definally be a winner between the predators and aliens. Whether the humans escape or not depends upon which ending, gotta have 2 for the dvd.