Red Faction: Origins
by Del Harvey
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In the year 2125, Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom in the hit action game Red Faction: Guerrilla. Now, Syfy and THQ are teaming up to continue the saga of conflict on Mars 25 years later in an all-new Original Movie, Red Faction: Origins.
Stargate Universe’s Brian J. Smith stars as Jake Mason, son of revolutionary hero Alec Mason (Terminator 2’s Robert Patrick) and a Red Faction ranger. Fighting to preserve Martian freedom, Jake encounters a powerful new enemy in a dangerous and mysterious group led by the charismatic Adam Hale (Torchwood’s Gareth David-Lloyd) and holding secrets that will rock the Mason clan.
Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a family torn apart by war. Jake Mason embarks on a dangerous quest to bring justice to the vengeful enemies that killed his mother and kidnapped his sister. Jake is the son of Alec Mason, the rebel hero who led the colonies of Mars to freedom.
Red Faction: Origins also stars Battlestar Galactica’s Kate Vernon and The Tudors’ Tamzin Merchant, and will feature music from Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica).
Red Faction: Origins premieres on the Syfy Channel, Saturday, June 4th, 9/8 Central time.
Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.
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