Money stopped Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in Predator 2

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Danny Glover plays a brash policeman fighting drug lords in a decaying L.A. when he finds that the criminals are being killed in a very odd fashion. The federal authorities keep telling him to stay out, even though his own men are also being killed. He catches sight of a nearly invisible alien hunter who is searching for trophies. Lt. Harrigan injures the creature and pursues it, becoming the hunter.
June 8th, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't sign up to up 'Predator 2' because of $250,000.

The former governor of California was close to joining the project - a follow-up to the 1987 sci-fi thriller 'Predator' - but didn't due to a dispute over money, producer John Davis has revealed, adding it is possible for more movies to be made in the series.

He said: "The sequel to the first one rebooted it. We should've had Arnold in the movie. The deal broke down over $250,000, which is a shame. But it was moved from the jungle to the city. You have to create a freshness about it.

"If we were going to do it with Arnold; it was like, 'Does it make sense to go back and to put him with a young team?' So maybe it's 20 years later, you have retired, and you are the one person who has survived one of these encounters.

"Is that a reboot in the fact that you are in it with a group of young guys? Is that a reboot? You just have to figure out a way to reboot it."

Arnold was due to return to acting following his foray into politics, but it has been delayed due to the revelations he had fathered a child with a housekeeper while married to wife Maria Shriver.