Sleeping Dogs was a popular video game that came out a few years ago and was published by Square Enix. Sadly, the game never got a proper sequel although the franchise has not been forgotten because a movie version of the game is being made. Actor Donnie Yen has now shared the first image from the movie itself.
Donnie Yen shared the Sleeping Dogs image on his official Instagram account. He posted the following message too: “Sometimes great things take a bit of time. Sleeping Dogs is in motion, you guys ready for this?”
Donnie Yen is playing the main character of Wei Shen. The movie adaptation was announced back in March 2017 so it’s been a long time for this film to come into fruition. It’s cool to see production for the film is underway so it should be out sometime next year if all goes according to plan.
Donnie Yen is a famous Chinese actor that starred in the Ip Man movie series. He’s become recognizable to Western audiences recently starring in films like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and last year’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
The video game itself already starred some notable actors/actresses already as Lucy Liu, Emma Stone, Tom Wilkinson and Robin Shou all voiced several characters. It will be interesting to see if at least one of them will reprise their roles in this live action movie.
Hopefully the movie ends up being good as video games have always failed in the movie business. There is some hope in the future as this March we will see yet another Tomb Raider movie with Alicia Vikander starring as Lara Croft. There’s still no release date for Sleeping Dogs, but more info about the movie should be revealed to us later this year.