We knew THQ had teamed up with the SyFy network to deliver a TV movie based on the Red Faction franchise, and we now have more details on the film.
Set to release in May, the movie known as "Red Faction: Origins" will accompany the release of the next game in the series, Red Faction: Armageddon . And as for the two-hour live-action film's cast: Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2," "Double Dragon") will be in the leading role as Alec Mason. It'll be interesting to see what has happened with Mason, as the movie takes place 25 years after the events in Guerrilla and 12 years after his enemies murdered his wife, Lyra (played by Tamzin Merchant; you may remember her from "The Tudors"). Alec's son, Jake, will be played by Brian J. Smith ("Stargate Universe") and as the story progresses, Jake learns that his sister, kidnapped when his mother was murdered, is alive and is a member of a "powerful invading force."
Other cast members include Kate Vernon ("Battlestar Galactica"), Danielle Nicolet ("The Starter Wife"), Gareth David-Lloyd ("Torchwood"), and Devon Graye ("Dexter"). Peabody winner Michael Nankin ("Caprica," "Battlestar Galactica") will handle directing duties for "Origins" and Andrew Kreisberg ("Warehouse 13") has written the script, while THQ director of fiction development Paul DeMeo ("The Rocketeer," "The Flash") thought up the story. We've typically enjoyed the Red Faction franchise and although this isn't a full-budget theatrical production, that might actually be a good thing.