Donnie Yen to Star in Sleeping Dogs Movie

Donnie Yen to Star in Sleeping Dogs Movie

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.



 

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Comments Comments (13)

 
Posted by AdamC
On Monday 6 Mar 2017 10:19 AM
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"It’s unclear if the film will follow the events of the film,"
Little typo.
Could be a good movie though. Game is good so far.
 
 
 
Posted by Tin-Automaton
On Monday 6 Mar 2017 10:26 AM
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6 March 2017, 10:19 AM Reply to AdamC
"It’s unclear if the film will follow the events of the film,"
Little typo.
Could be a good movie though. Game is good so far.
Whoops -- still recovering from my lengthy Zelda gameplay sessions. :D

But yeah, I hope so. Donnie Yen is a bad-ass too.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Monday 6 Mar 2017 12:03 PM
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Games raw and open enough to adapt into any sort of script to make a decent movie. Having someone like Yen makes it more appealing. I'll give it a watch for sure!
 
 
 
Posted by 163Battery
On Monday 6 Mar 2017 3:33 PM
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Hope this happens, Sleeping Dogs was awesome and Donnie Yen is too.
 
 
 
Posted by rcvillamor3
On Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 12:31 PM
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Donnie Yen will be perfect for this one! Love his work in the Ip Man movies.
 
 
 
Posted by kiwibadboy
On Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 6:19 PM
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Sleeping Dogs is absolutely one of my favourite games ever. I really hope it's a good movie if they do stick to the game's storyline.
 
 
 
Posted by ptys
On Tuesday 7 Mar 2017 8:03 PM
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Why the movie before the second game? Hopefully this means there will be a sequel, but can't image this being a hit outside of some cult interest from the mainstream.
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 12:43 PM
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We need a sequel to Sleeping Dogs too... Watch Dogs was (despite the name) nowhere near as fun :P
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Wednesday 8 Mar 2017 2:43 PM
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Sleeping Dogs is awesome... Donnie Yen is awesome can't see why these two can't marry up & awesome movie babies lol.
 
 
 
Posted by souljah685
On Thursday 9 Mar 2017 11:29 AM
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This should be good esp with Donnie Yen
 
 
 
Fraisier
Posted by Fraisier
On Saturday 11 Mar 2017 1:53 PM
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Enter the Hype Train CHO CHO!!
 
 
 
Posted by shadowshaded
On Saturday 11 Mar 2017 4:14 PM
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Its off to a good start casting Donnie yen
 
 
 
Posted by thc4108
On Saturday 18 Mar 2017 9:40 AM
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Sleeping Dogs was fun hope movie turns out good