Syfy announces two-hour Red Faction movie, leaves “back door” open for full TV series

By Nathan Grayson, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 04:47 GMT

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Did you care about Red Faction’s plot or characters? No? Neither did we.

But evidently, someone did. And that one person just happened to be a Syfy network TV executive.

THQ and Syfy have hammered out a deal that calls for a two-hour Red Faction movie – straight to television, obviously. The film – which, if there’s any justice in the world, will star Jason Statham – is to serve as a “backdoor pilot” for a potential Red Faction TV series.

“It is the kind of content that fits our genre,” Alan Seiffert, senior VP of Syfy Ventures, told Broadcasting & Cable. “It is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot.”

As part of the deal, Syfy will also be lending a hand on the next Red Faction game, which is scheduled to be unveiled at this year’s E3. For obvious reasons, we hope Syfy’s creative input does not extend to the game’s title.

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