Shouldn't a project like this be initiated out of own volition?
I see what you did there
As an alternative to hoping
would develop it on their own time (or convince THQ to sponsor it), is to just figure out who wrote FS 1 and 2, and contract them to write FS3. We (ie. you all) could do the actual production. The skill definitely exists here, especially if you were able to kickstart some funds to actually pay the coders and artists.
And then, having the rights to the IP, using all new assets, and with a
-made story, you could actually release it.
If any of this ever got past the wishful-thinking stage at least.