11 years ago
Not that spectacular but still intersting in my opinion.
I bet it's impossible to write a story/script for a sequel in a legendary franchise without earning a lot of critic by the fan-community- even if the script might be good.
Well ya can try to make something new or you can copy the prequels. The first option is risky, the second one (most of the time) boring.
Just an idea: why not make a Predator-movie WITHOUT humans? Show the Yautja's history, explain (or maybe just adumbrate it) how this species became the ultimate Predators, travelling through space for hunt, searching the ultimate prey...
There a many possibilities, you could connect this with a standard-story like this: The Yautja, around 100.000 years b.c., a neolithic-like race from a jungleplanet, become enslaved by a much more developed space-travelling race (maybe even the pilots?). These guys use the primitive yautja as slaves as warriors, cause' they're born to hunt, extremly strong and so on. Someday, a young yautja somehow (hey just don't ask me how) becomes a rebel, initiate a yautja-revolution against their lords, founding a new kind of yautja-union (yeah just like Thrall in 'Lords of the Clans', i know ;)), and finally free his race... sure, that doesn't re-invent the wheel, it just came out of my mind.
Sure there could be some good pred-action, like primitive yautja hunting some of their lords or great, dangerous beasts from their homeworld, WITHOUT plasma caster or high-tech cloaking device.
Sure dialogs would be a great problem, speaking yautja all over the movie would be a bit strange. Someone remember 'Apocalyptica'? The whole movie was subtitled, might be a good idea for a pred-movie.
I just don't think there is "no hope" for a new, *interesting* pred-movie. Human's fantasy is quite vast. In the end you'll just need an idea, making a film of it and see if it becomes good, bad or completely bullshit...