Putting SyFy on your cover won't make sales go any higher.
This is a made for SyFy movie adaptation of the video game franchise Red Faction. I have only ever played the first Red Faction. I liked it. The gameplay was awesome and it was the first time I can remember where if you couldn't get through a locked door you just blew up the wall next to it and walked through that way.
The game is set on Mars. You're on a mining colony and the corporate douches are keeping you under control. So you start up a resistance and kill everyone and liberate yourselves.
This movie takes place after all of that. (FUCK!) So instead of getting a really cool adaptation of a Mars Mining uprising...we get something else.
I read of Wikipedia that this is actually a 2 hour pilot. So if this movie is well received they will develop it into a TV series. SyFy did pretty well with Battlestar Galactica and Stargate (even though Universe wasn't well received, I still enjoyed it...amongst SG-1 and Atlantis) so I'm actually kind of intrigued here. The effects look like they are on par with BSG and SG so I would give this a chance. Besides, this movie stars Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), and actors from both Battlestar Galactica and Stargate: Universe. So there's a lot of nerdness going on.
Red Faction: Origins will be available on DVD on August 30, 2011.