The popular game series Red Faction is getting the movie treatment from SyFy this June. Red Faction Origins will star Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood) and Devon Graye (Dexter). It’s an impressive line-up with great sci-fi, oh, excuse me, syfy legends. Here’s the flick’s synopsis,
Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason, Alec’s only son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive.
As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them — a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction. Vernon portrays The Matriarch, leader of the tribal Marauders sect.
I’m not really familiar with the game so I can’t comment on it’s faithfulness to it’s source but the summary here sounds like good, solid sci-fi premise. A good filler for a network that’ still looking to recapture the success of Battlestar Galatica.
Watch the trailer and let us know what you think? Decent Syfy movie or maybe a jump-off point for a new series?