Donnie Yen Set To Headline Movie Adaptation Of Sleeping Dogs
While most might now recognize him as Chirrut Imwe from last year’s standalone Star Wars film, Yen has been known for his storied career in the world of Hong Kong action films. Indeed, prior to his involvement with Rogue One, the actor was probably best known for his role as the titular hero of 2008’s Ip Man, reprising the role for the two follow-ups.
Now, he is set to portray undercover police officer Wei Shen in the planned adventure video game adaptation. Reportedly, the movie will retain the gritty violence and martial arts action that characterized the source material.
Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, had the following to share about the original video game:
Sleeping Dogs is an open world action-adventure game that came out for PlayStation 3, Windows and Xbox 360. It was developed by United Front Games and Square Enix London. In 2014, a remastered version called the Definitive Edition, was released for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There was a spinoff called Triad Wars in development, though it didn’t end up happening.
Sleeping Dogs will be produced by Original Film and DJ2 Entertainment with Moritz, Dmitri Johnson, Dan Jevons, Toby Ascher, and Stephan Bugaj.
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