Red Faction: Origins is a Live-Action Adaptation to the Red Faction series, it aired on Syfy on June 4, 2011. The movie bridges the gap between Guerrilla and Armageddon, with Robert Patrick as Alec Mason; Brian J. Smith portrays Alec's son Jake Mason, the main protagonist.Origin's plot concerns Jake tracking down the mysterious White Faction, who Jake believes are responsible for killing his mother, and kidnapping his sister.
Red Faction: Origins provides examples of:
- Batman Gambit: Jake pulls the pin from a grenade that a couple of Marauders are carrying, and then tosses the pin back so they can disarm it. He does this because he knows that Marauders will not kill anyone who save their lives.
- Invasion of the Baby Snatchers: The White Faction kidnapped Jake's sister prior to the series. It's later revealed that many more were kidnapped. The White Faction needed the children to maintain acceptable genetic diversity once they took over again.
- Pilot Movie: Was developed with this in mind, however with THQ's bankruptcy it's very unlikely that anything will ever come of it.
- The Remnant: White Faction is a leftover group of the EDF in hiding.