by Robert Rodriguez
While waiting for the greenlight on Desperado, Rodriguez was commissioned to write the third Predator movie. Since the Aliens and Predator franchises merged, there seemed to be little chance this one would be made. But in April 2009, Variety reported that the project was back on the table.
Read a script review at Screenwriter’s Utopia.
From Robert Rodriguez, in an interview at Moviehole.net:
…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.”
According to a 2009 story in Variety:
For Fox, Rodriguez has scripted “Predators,” a film that will bring back the dreadlock-sporting alien hunter who originated in the Arnold Schwarzenegger hit “Predator.” While a sequel didn’t become a hit, Fox kept the alien sharp by launching the “Alien Vs. Predator,” a wildly profitable series that has racked up strong grosses and DVD sales, wit little or no gross out the door.