As war erupts on Mars, a rebel leader’s two children find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the conflict.
More and more studios and networks have been turning to video games to find fodder for movies and television series that will appeal to the ‘synth world’ generation. So it’s no surprise that The Syfy Channel has begun production on a ‘back door pilot’ for a new television series based on the video game, Red Faction.
According to Alan Seiffert of Syfy, “It is the kind of content that fits our genre, it is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot.” Seiffert also believes that there is plenty of room for SyFy to expand its relationship with the Red Faction video game even further.
THQ’s, which produces the Red Faction video games agrees with Syfy. THQ Core VP, Danny Bilson has stated that the Red Faction TV film is part of “the most robust trans-media plays anybody’s ever seen in the games business.”
Red Faction: Origins began principle production on January 17, 2011 and stars Robert Patrick and Brian J. Smith. SyFy has set a tentative air date as sometime in March, 2011.