Donnie Yen – martial artists, and lead in the Ip Man series – looks set to star in a Sleeping Dogs film adaptation. In a report from Deadline (via GameSpot), it will tell the story of an “undercover police officer (Yen) on a mission to take down one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organisations in the world: the notorious Triads.”
The film is being produced by Original Film and DJ2 Entertainment. The latter company is currently working on a live-action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie for Sony, slated for 2018. Neal Moritz (Fast and Furious) will be on board to produce, alongside Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons.
It’s unclear if the film will follow the events of the game, or have the same characters. In the game, players take the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, who was voiced by Will Yun Lee.
Sleeping Dogs originally released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2012. A definitive edition was released for current systems in 2014.