It’s been a while since fans of “Sleeping Dogs” last heard any progress with the live-action movie adaptation, but all hope is not lost as Donnie Yen officially confirmed that the plan is still in motion.
The Hong Kong actor and martial artist confirmed on his Instagram account on Sunday, Feb. 4, that the United Front Games developed and Square Enix published title, “Sleeping Dogs,” is moving forward with production.
“Sometimes great things take a bit of time,” the “IP Man” and “Rogue One” star wrote in his social media post. “Sleeping Dog is motion, you guys ready for this?”
According to Kotaku, the 54-year-old actor, who also starred in “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” last year, will likely play the part of Wei Shen, the video game’s undercover Hong Kong-American police officer protagonist who takes on a mission to take down the notorious criminal organization, the Sun On Yee Triad.
The story will take place in Hong Kong and it will focus on martial arts fighting, racing, boat chases and plenty of gun fights on top of it all.
The “Sleeping Dogs” film adaptation was first announced in March 2017, Deadline reported. So far no other names have been linked to the project, but Original Film and DJ2 Entertainment, a company well known for green lighting video game adaptations, are all set to produce the film.
Neal Moritz, Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons have been brought on to the “Sleeping Dogs” project as producers, alongside Toby Ascher and Stephan Bugaj serving as executive producers.
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