Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Martians Find Freedom In Syfy's "Red Faction: Origins"

Syfy has now scheduled "Red Faction: Origins", based on the "Red Faction" video games to air in 2011, starring Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2") as hero 'Alec Mason', who leads the 'Martian Colonies' to freedom — only to see his enemies kill his wife and kidnap his daughter.

Actor Brian J. Smith ("Stargate Universe") plays Alec's son, 'Jake', who discovers that his sister (Kate Vernon) is still alive, but now a soldier determined to destroy the 'Red Faction'.

Inspired by the movie "Total Recall", the original "Red Faction", first-person shooter game was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows and Macintosh by THQ and Volition.

A version for the Nokia N-Gage was also developed by Monkeystone Games.

The premiere feature of the game is its 'Geo-Mod' (geometry modification) technology, providing destructible environments, allowing the player to destroy certain sections of the scenery in the game.

"...'Red Faction: Origins' follows rebel hero 'Alec Mason' and the Mason family, set during a period between the 'Red Faction Guerilla' video game and 'Red Faction'.

Screenplay was written by Andrew Kreisberg ("Warehouse 13"), based on a story developed by Paul DeMeo, THQ Director, fiction development.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Red Faction: Guerilla"...