Red Faction: Origins Trailer Transports Us To Made-For-TV Mars

Red Faction: Origins Trailer Transports Us To Made-For-TV Mars

THQ and SyFy have teamed up to produce Red Faction: Origins, a made for television movie that spans the time period between 2009’s Red Faction: Guerrilla and 2011’s Red Faction: Armageddon.

No longer do you have to settle for simple stills of this Red Faction origin story, as THQ released the trailer for the July-due Origins today.

Here’s the plot, if it’s hard to gather from the above video.

Jake Mason (Brian J. Smith), Alec’s last surviving 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. Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a family torn apart by war.

Furthermore, it would appear that trademark sledgehammers will be used by Robert Patrick and that at least one woman will find herself surprised and topless in a fashion suitable for primetime airing.

Red Faction: Origins premieres Saturday, June 4 on SyFy.


  • This doesn’t fill me with confidence. Couldn’t watch with audio, and some of the special effects don’t look too bad, but I fully expect this to be so bad and cheesy that we will still be laughing at it long after we’ve stopped playing the games it represents.

  • Red Faction has got me pretty excited since I’m a big fan of the games and it looks like their doing this right, which seems unfortunately rare for video game adaptations. This is going to look great on my new high definition home theater setup. Between my employer, DISH Network offering HD free for life and the cost of new flat-panels coming down I had to finally jump on board. And I’m glad I did because everything with special effects looks so much better now. I love it.

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