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Syfy Announces its Upcoming Saturday Original Movies Lineup

Earlier today Creepy revealed three new reality series that Syfy has planned, and now we have a look at nine films that will be heading our way as part of the network’s Saturday Original Movies. Somewhere The Foywonder is sobbing uncontrollably but has no idea why.

Syfy Announces its Upcoming Saturday Original Movies LineupAccording to Deadline here’s what we can look forward to throughout this year and next:

  • Red Faction: Origins — 2011 — Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Brian J. Smith (“Stargate Universe”) and Kate Vernon (“Battlestar Galactica”) star in Red Faction: Origins, based on the hugely successful Red Faction video game franchise. Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason (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 (Smith), Alec’s only 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. Red Faction: Origins is produced by Universal Cable Productions and UFO Films.

  • Zombie Apocalypse (working title) — October 2011 — Months after a zombie plague has wiped out 90 percent of the American population, a small group of survivors fight their way cross-country to a rumored refuge on the island of Catalina. A production of The Asylum.
  • Gretl — November 2011 — As an adult, a witch hunter (Hansel) returns to the village where he lived as a child to find and kill the witch who killed his sister, Gretl (Shannen Doherty), only to find that Gretl is not dead and danger lurks around every corner. Produced by Chesler/Permutter Productions & Vesuvius Productions.
  • Snowmageddon (working title) -– December 2011 — A story about a mystical snow globe that makes very bad things happen in the real world when it is shaken. A production of Cinetel.
  • Bigfoot -– 2012 — 1970’s pop culture icons Danny Bonaduce (“The Partridge Family”) and Barry Williams (“The Brady Bunch”) face off in the hunt for the legendary mountain creature. A production of The Asylum.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun (working title) — St Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 2012 — An evil leprechaun who has been imprisoned within the roots of a majestic old oak tree, is accidentally set loose on St. Patrick’s Day. Once free, he takes out his bloody revenge on the descendants of the people who originally imprisoned him. A production of After Dark Films.
  • Roswell — June 2012 -– The story selected by fans for Syfy and IGN.com’s B-Movie Mogul project, 65 years after the original UFO crash at Roswell, another ship from the same far-off civilization comes to rescue their downed comrades – and continue their preparation to invade the earth. Directed by Jason Connery (Area 51, The Devil’s Tomb). A production of After Dark Films.
  • Jersey Shore Shark Attack — 2012 — While everyone else runs scared, vacationing Jerseyites fend off shark attacks on the shore. A production of ARO Entertainment.
  • Dungeons and Dragons 4 (working title) — September 2012 — A princess and a rogue knight become reluctant heroes inside a magical kingdom. A production of After Dark Films with Silver Pictures.

    Look for more on all of these films soon.

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    • ChaosWeaver

      Dungeons & Dragons 4? I wasn’t aware of 2 or 3.

    • theGoldenSimatar

      and people bitched about Uwe Boll doing video game movies. Can’t wait to see SyFy producing a video game adaptation.

    Debi Moore

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