SyFy And THQ Team Up To Deliver Red Faction Movie
Well, it seems logical. The SyFy channel really should be more involved with the gaming industry.
Back in February, publisher THQ and the SyFy channel revealed a deal that would put THQ's de Blob on TV screens. And as Broadcasting & Cable reports, the duo is at it again: we're going to see an upcoming telefilm based on the popular and critically acclaimed Red Faction video game franchise. This will be a full-length, two-hour movie and it could be a pilot for a new TV series based on the RF games, which - if you couldn't figure it out - was inspired by the film, "Total Recall." Said vice president of SyFy Ventures, Alan Seiffert:
"It is the kind of content that fits our genre. It is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot."
On top of which, the door swings both ways with this deal. Future Red Faction installments will be co-produced by the SyFy games label, so it seems like everyone emerges with a piece of both pies. Finally, according to THQ's latest financial report, Red Faction 4 has been pushed up; it should be ready to go during the company's fiscal year (which ends on March 31, 2011). CEO Brian Farrell said the game's launch has been moved up to build on the popularity established by Red Faction: Guerrilla. Don't want to lose the momentum, ya know?
4/28/2010 12:29:37 PM Ben Dutka