Next March, fans of THQ’s Red Faction series should probably avoid tuning into the Syfy channel for at least a couple weeks. Fans of low-budget sci-fi flicks with corny acting and lame special effects, however, should tune into Syfy for the premiere of the live-action movie Red Faction: Origins.
That’s right – in March 2011, the same channel that brought us such blockbuster pictures as Rock Monster and - who could forget - Dinocroc vs. Supergator, will be airing its latest original production, a 2-hour movie based on the long-running Red Faction franchise as part of the series’ 10th anniversary.
The movie will take place in the Red Faction universe between the latest release, Red Faction: Guerrilla, and the upcoming Red Faction: Armageddon, which will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 in March 2011 (what a coincidence!).
Above: The latest screen from Red Faction: Armageddon
Hero Alec Mason’s son Jake, a member of the dwindling Red Faction Militia, must make his way across the brutal Martian landscape as he is plagued by the threat of a “powerful new enemy.” At least, that’s what the official movie description says. Throw in some drama about a family torn apart by futuristic warfare and you’ve got a pretty typical action movie.
The screenplay was written by Andrew Kreisberg, which will make it his very first. Kreisberg has written the scripts for a handful of TV shows including Fringe and The Vampire Diaries. Needless to say, this won’t exactly draw the same level of success as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, but for the sake of people who actually care about Red Faction, we hope it will at least be a little better than House of the Dead.
Jul 19, 2010