- Today Broadcasting & Cable reports that the science fiction-focused network SyFy is developing a telefilm on a THQ property, namely Red Faction: The Movie is in development.
According to the trade, the two-hour Red Faction movie will be a potential pilot for TV series based on the franchise, which was itself partially inspired by the film Total Recall.
To quote: "It is the kind of content that fits our genre," senior VP of Syfy Ventures Alan Seiffert
told B&C. "It is a great fit for a big Syfy Saturday movie, and if it really works, it is a great back-door pilot."
The deal will cut both ways, with future Red Faction games being co-produced by the SyFy Games label. According to the latest THQ financial report, Red Faction 4 has been moved up to arrive during the publisher's current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2011.
CEO Brian Farrell
said the game's release had been advanced to capitalize on the popularity of the critically acclaimed Red Faction: Guerrilla and promised "robust online gameplay" and increased environmental destruction.
The network has also struck a deal with THQ to develop a DS, iPhone, and iPad game based on the upcoming reality show Ghost Hunters Academy.
The show will be a spin-off of the current SyFy series Ghost...