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.
Square Enix’ open world action-adventure video game Sleeping Dogs is getting a film adaptation and action star Donnie Yen has reportedly been tapped to play the lead role.
The talented martial arts actor, who has recently starred in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage”, may end up playing undercover Hong Kong-American police officer Wei Shen, the badass lead character of the game. In the video game version, actor Will Yun Lee portrayed the character.
The main story of the game revolves around a former San Francisco police officer who was transferred to the Hong Kong Police Force and assigned the task of infiltrating and destroying a Triad organization known as Sun On Yee. The game also features Shen’s love interest Amanda Cartwright, who was voiced by Emma Stone.