Donnie Yen is to star in the Sleeping Dogs movie based on the Square Enix and United Front Games’ according to a report by Deadline.
Yen recently starred in the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and he is popularly known for his role in the martial arts Ip Man series of films.
The production company behind this project is Original Film, the same company that brought us the Fast and Furious franchise.
Original Film is an American film production company founded by Neal H. Moritz, and has worked on a number of projects including popular hit movie titles like XXX, SWAT, I Am Legend, Battle Los Angeles, Goosebumps 2 and Passengers.
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In the Sleeping Dogs video game, players assumed the role of Wei Shen, an undercover Hong Kong-American police officer who infiltrates and attempts to take down a criminal organisation from the inside. Players had to fight their way up the ranks without blowing their cover. Actor Will Yun Lee portrayed Wei Shen in the video game version.
Sleeping Dogs was originally released in 2012 for PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Xbox 360. A “Definitive Edition” re-release hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One about two years later.
The gamers out there must be jumping with joy, because we’re all going to see Donnie Yen in action portraying a character in of one the coolest video games to hit the market back in 2012.
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