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Red Faction Origins Preview: Takes Place Before Armageddon But Airs After It

I’m afraid when it comes to video games, my knowledge doesn’t extend much further than Angry Birds, a few decent guitar performances on Rock Band and an embarrassing amount of hours spent playing The Sims 3. So, when it comes to Red Faction, there’s little I can offer in the way of personal opinion. With that said, I do have a trailer and some information on Syfy’s Red Faction: Origins movie, which is set to air less than a week after Red Faction Armageddon’s release date.

Red Faction Armageddon (the video game) is set to hit shelves on May 31st. You can view the trailer for the game here. Meanwhile, Syfy has partnered with THQ Inc. for a TV movie called Red Faction: Origins, which airs Saturday, June 4, at 9PM (ET/PT) and takes place in the time-frame between the games Red Faction: Guerrilla and the upcoming Red Faction: Armageddon. Directed by Michael Nankin (Caprica, BSG), Red Faction: Origins stars Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica), Danielle Nicolet (The Starter Wife), Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors) and Devon Graye (Dexter). Further details on the plot of the movie are below, and further down you’ll find the trailer.

Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason (Robert 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 (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.