Major news has arisen in the form of a live-action movie adaptation of one of my favorite video games.
It has been reported that Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen, who made a welcome return to Hollywood with his pivotal role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be headlining a live-action adaptation of Square Enix’s Sleeping Dogs.
Yen will play Wei Shen, a Hong Kong cop who returns from the United States and goes undercover in the Triads to uncover his sister’s death and discovers a major conspiracy as the lines blur between going undercover and being a real life gangster.
In the video game, Wei Shen was voiced by Will Yun Lee. The game also featured the voices of this year’s Oscar winning best actress Emma Stone, action stars Robin Shou, Conan Lee, and Ron Yuan; actresses Lucy Liu, Celina Jade, and Edison Chen. The Fast and Furious film series producer Neal H. Moritz is planning to produce this adaptation, which will follow suit and be set in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, one of Yen’s most recently completed films, Chasing the Dragon, has been picked up by Well Go USA for release.
Perhaps we may see Sleeping Dogs in 2018. More as this develops.