THQ and and Syfi has announced a special two hour pilot movie entitled Red Faction: Origins which will air March 2011 on Syfi.
The Red Faction: Origins screenplay has been written by writer and producer Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe, Vampire Diaries and Boston Legal) and is based on a story by Paul DeMeo (The Rocketeer, Flash, Viper, The Sentinel).
The movie’s story timeline falls between Red Faction: Guerrilla and the upcoming Red Faction: Armageddon and follows the story of the hero Alec Mason and the Mason family.
Syfy & Co-head of Universal Cable Production added, “This groundbreaking deal with THQ reflects our desire to deliver a completely immersive and enhanced viewing experience for the audience. We are excited to be working with the creative team at THQ in extending the vibrant world of Red Faction to our air”.
Syfy can turn out some great shows, Battlestar Galactica being the most notable, so let’s hope they get this right.
About Red Faction: Origins
Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Coloniesto freedom…and ten years since vengeful enemies killed his wife,kidnapped his daughter Lyra, and left a broken hero in their wake.Jake Mason, Alec’s last surviving son and a ranger in the Red FactionMilitia, had never abandoned hope that somewhere in the raw outlands ofMars, his sister was still alive. Now, just as a powerful new enemyswarms across the planet, he’s found her, only to learn that hislong-lost sister is one of them…a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroythe Red Faction and conquer the planet in the name of a madman.Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a familytorn apart by war.
About Red Faction: Armageddon
Half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars, the redplanet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival inthe underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. WhenDarius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya,unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed onMars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Factioncan save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of thestorm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they areface to face against the unspeakable threat. Red Faction: Armageddonexpands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new,groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity’s last hope for survival.