Brian Jacob Smith Enlists In Red Faction: Origins

Curt Wagner over at Show Patrol is on a roll with the Syfy exclusives today. Now he’s bringing us the news that Stargate Universe star Brian Jacob Smith is starring in the Syfy movie based on the Red Faction video game. Congratulations to Brian for landing this great lead role. The film also stars Robert Patrick and Tamzin Merchant and it’s being directed by Michael Nankin right now in Bulgaria. Here’s the press release from Syfy:

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.

The Red Faction: Origins screenplay was written by notable writer and producer Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe, Eli Stone), based on a story developed by Paul DeMeo (The Rocketeer, The Flash, Viper), THQ Director, Fiction Development.