Upcoming Syfy Channel Original Movies [‘Red Faction’ & More]

by on April 16, 2011

in Entertainment

The Syfy Channel announced some of their upcoming Saturday original movies, including what looks like the anticipated video game adaptation of Red Faction, called Red Faction: Origins.

Red Faction: Origins airs Saturday, June 4th

Starring Robert Patrick, Brian J. Smith & Kate Vernon. Based on the video game,

“Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason (Patrick) led the Martian Colonies to freedom and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra (Tamzin Merchant), and left a broken hero in their wake.

Jake Mason (Smith), Alecs 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.

The Red Faction: Origins screenplay was written by writer/producer Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe, Eli Stone), based on a story developed by THQ Director, Fiction Development Paul DeMeo (The Rocketeer, The Flash) and THQ Executive Vice President, Core Games, Danny Bilson (The Sentinel, Human Target). Kreisberg also serves as executive producer.

Red Faction: Origins is produced by Universal Cable Productions and UFO Films airing on the Syfy channel.”

Ice Road Terror Saturday, June 11

“Truckers (Brea Grant, Michael Hogan) face a deadly ice creature on the frozen roads. A production of ARO Entertainment.”

Swamp Shark Saturday, June 25

“Kristy Swanson, D.B. Sweeney and Robert Davi star in the story of mutant sharks terrorizing the Louisiana bayous. A production of Active Entertainment.”

Age of Dragons July

Danny Glover stars in a re-imagining of Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, set in a mythical realm where Captain Ahab and crew hunt dragons for the vitriol that powers their world. A production of Dragon Quest Productions LLC.”

Super Eruption – July

“A scientist and a park ranger (Juliet Aubrey, Richard Burgi) try to stop the eruption of a massive volcano under Yellowstone Park. A production of MarVista Entertainment.”

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[Syfy Channel Press]

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