Red Faction SyFy TV movie debuts June 4

Cable network's take on THQ's sci-fi shooter series to debut the same week as Red Faction: Armageddon.

On May 31, gamers will get their hands on the next installment in the Red Faction series, Armageddon, on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. On June 4, they will be able to get a dose of backstory on the game, courtesy of the SyFy network TV movie based on the popular game franchise.

Red Faction fans can get their SyFy on June 4.

Titled Red Faction: Origins, the SyFy TV movie will star Robert Patrick (Terminator 2) as Red Faction: Guerilla hero Alec Mason, a former commando leader who helped lead the Red Faction to victory more than a decade prior. However, his triumph didn't come without a cost, as the conflict saw his wife killed and his daughter (Tamzin Merchant) kidnapped.

The film opens with Mason's sole living son, Jake (Brian J. Smith), now an officer in the Red Faction militia, finding out that his sister (Merchant) is not only alive but a member of an anti-Red Faction force sparking a new civil war on Mars. The movie's story concerns the family's reunion against a bloody backdrop of far-future internecine conflict.

As for the story of Red Faction: Armageddon, the game is set even further in the future, when the surface of Mars becomes unfit for human habitation. Alec Mason's grandson Darius is the protagonist of the third-person shooter and must do battle with foes ranging from crazed cultists to glowing aliens. The game will have less of an open-world approach, but it will have a greater range of weaponry than its predecessor. There will also be a bigger emphasis on destruction, with virtually everything in the game's environments capable of being demolished.

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Gamenapkin
Gamenapkin

Last I checked SYFI was buying General Hospital out and merging it with Battlestar Galactica. Did they grow a pair?

mtait01
mtait01

@Shantmaster_K I 'liked' red faction: guerrilla, I thought it began really well but eventually the world just looked the exact same from start to finish... the driving was meh and also there was a wierd difficulty level, one minute it was 'not too easy, not too hard' and then on one mission where you had to assassinate a bunch of snipers the difficulty shot up to insane mode!! Ive gotta say that the building destruction was fantastic though :)

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

cant wait for this. i loved red faction:guerrilla.

josephreynii
josephreynii

I'm not going to jump to conclusions just because this is coming on SyFy....Ok...It has a good chance of being bad, but you never know. Also, Peeps saying that Red Faction should go back to FPS make me want to cry. I like the new direction of the last game. I thought it was fun. Blowing everything up on Mars relaxed me. Plus, the market is full of FPS. I don't think we need another Halo or Killzone. Red Faction is now a unique and recognizable franchize.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

@Pierce_Sparrow Thanks for telling me. I have never watched anything on SyFy before but since it is a Red Faction movie, I will probably go check it out.

cainetao11
cainetao11

@oneofthefall Yeah! We need more FPS!

oneofthefall
oneofthefall

@ oneligas, and red faction Armageddon is a horrible excuse for a game! Go back to FPS(the way it should be and should have stayed)

sonynhater
sonynhater

Syfy is not as bad as every one thinks. I watch the movies they put out for the lols, everyone should look at it that way.

oneligas
oneligas

lol syfy is a horrible excuse for a tv channel

gwailo2470
gwailo2470

Could have been worse, Uwe Boll could have had a hand in it.

anger021780
anger021780

As bad as this is probably going to be. It's got to be way better than.. Dinocroc vs supergator... or any other of their gems

Alex_09
Alex_09

To be honest the game is looking a bit better than it did when they first announced it, but I think they ruined the game premise by making it linear. Guerilla was actually pretty good, but that's because the sandbox and destructability gave you tons of options when it came to approaching a mission.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Sci Fi jumped the shark when they started misspelling their name...

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

Lord, this is gonna be terrible. Nothing produced by...Syfy, as they must call themselves now, has been in years, if ever. Robert Patrick is cool, but this has bad written all over it. I do like Red Faction, so I may check it out anyway. Still, I think this will be awful most likely.

isshiah
isshiah

well i'm not familiar with channel you speak of, but it seems to have a great reputation for quality programing. also, robert patrick....i'm torn.

chrion133
chrion133

Why are we allowing anything from the WWF channel to be advertised? I thought when they canceled Stargate Univers all nerds would ban together to never tune in or even say the name SyFy ever again.

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

SyFy has a sci fi tv movie? I want to watch this.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

Likely not very good, but Robert Patrick and the Red Faction brand demand my attention. However it turns out, I'm sure it won't be a waste of time.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Oh SyFy, great, because we all know the quality of movies they pump out on a basis is superior to all. Good choice!

wavelength121
wavelength121

It'll probably suck, to be sure, but then again Red Faction isn't winning any awards for its story so props to SciFi for giving this a shot.

anime_boi
anime_boi

@FLOWZMENTAL It's only a movie- NOT a series.

FLOWZMENTAL
FLOWZMENTAL

I give it two seasons before SCI-FI (I will never refer to it's other spelling) cancels it. Like they do with all their shows that aren't original pieces or made in the UK.

fightmusician
fightmusician

Wow cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Red Faction!!!!!!!!

BloodMist
BloodMist

I'll have my booze and witty observations on how crappy it is at the ready!

Anime_Fan1986
Anime_Fan1986

I hope it's based on the original red faction, that one was the best.

capthappy8p
capthappy8p

Does anyone really careabout SyFy's original tv movies? they are all crap along with the network. THey should have bought the rights to firefly from fox so they would have 1 good program to watch

KabutoHunter
KabutoHunter

SyFy is more interested in making ghost-hunting TV shows these days, rather than actual science-fiction. This is just some of the fading twitches of a near-dead corpse. I might be excited about this if SyFy wasn't total crap now.

Johny_47
Johny_47

This is cool, I like Red Faction Guerrilla quite alot, very 'under rated' game, if they put effort into it it could be great. Reminds me a bit of Total Recall and Starship Troopers at times, just cool and mad with the Mars setting.

mbashour
mbashour

it'll be low quality like the rest of SyFy stuff, but it will also let us know more about backstory which is cool. although i'm not that invested in the rf universe as others...especially after guerilla

UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

All the new syfy puts out is crap and this will be no different. RIP Sci-Fi Channel 9/24/1992 - 7/7/2009

zelosphia_8
zelosphia_8

My hope died the moment I read "SyFy TV movie". This will either be a hidden gem, or one big stinker.

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

@_GRIM420_ They also make great TV shows like Sanctuary, Eureka, Warehouse 13, and Stargate Universe (Even if it isn't getting renewed)

_GRIM420_
_GRIM420_

syfy makes nothing but bad movies nowadays i have no hope or faith that this will be any better then frankenfish or dinoshark..

akiwak
akiwak

The movie already sucks but I just can't help but watch it!!!!

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

It should be good as long as they get great actors like Dean Cain and keep the quality up like on their past efforts. You can turn on SyFy anytime during the day and find something awesome to watch.

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

I will watch this. I like a lot of other tv shows on Syfy and those are good.

Ohaidere
Ohaidere

Well, at least the two Dune mini series' were better than the 80s high budget movie (despite having crappy effects). Credit where credit is due, SyFy/

zidan4000
zidan4000

@NColdhardt dude that was the best sci fi show ever, too bad it was like three episodes, it left me wanting for more.

jarofdirt882
jarofdirt882

So as well as ruining classic things like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White, SyFy have gotten their mitts on Red Faction? God help us all...

dakan45
dakan45

So they actually doing it? Anyway its SyFy so you might as well ingore it ever happened.

NColdhardt
NColdhardt

Anyone remember the awesome mini series on SciFi? I'm talking shows like the Lost Room. Yeah, ever since it became SyFy, I've stopped seeing those too.

Briantb_2008
Briantb_2008

Im like most of the post, it sounded good till you see the Syfy. They did good movies before but all of there movies now are low budget crap. I will probaly watch it for the back story but Im not expecting it to be to memorable. May the True SciFi channel R.I.P.

Gantrathor
Gantrathor

I was excited... until I saw 'SyFy'.

Neo-ganon
Neo-ganon

as soon as i heard "SyFy TV movie" i knew it was going to fail. SyFy original movies ALWAYS suck.

TrueIori
TrueIori

I love how they seems so proud that they made so many "Syfy original Movies" .Do they realize that 99.9% of them suck? and that this one will be no different? R.I.P Sci-fi channel