Live Action Sleeping Dogs Movie in Production

by Alexander Knapp

Donnie Yen, a Hong Kong action star having received American audience recognition as Chirrut Îmwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, confirmed through a post on his Instagram that production has started on a film adaptation of the 2012 United Front open world title, Sleeping Dogs.

Production is headed by Neal H. Moritz, best known for I Am Legend and The Fast and the Furious films, as well as being Executive Producer for the television series Prison Break.  Production credits are also shared with DJ2 Entertainment, a company that has recently been acquiring film rights to several video game franchises including Sonic the Hedgehog and Life is Strange. Based on the original game published by Square Enix, the film follows the story of Wei Shen, a police officer on a mission to take down a branch of the Triad, a Chinese organized crime syndicate.

A release date for the film has yet to be announced.

Image Source: Square Enix

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