Sleeping Dogs Movie is Coming, and Donnie Yen is Headlining

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While we may not be getting a proper Sleeping Dogs sequel, a movie based on the game is actually happening, and it’s starring none other than legendary martial artist and international actor Donnie Yen.

In a report via Deadline, Mr. Yen was confirmed to headline the new movie, which is happening by Neal Moritz (Fast and Furious). The movie has Yen starring as an undercover cop set on a mission to take down the infamous Triads.

As the movie is directly based on the video game by Square Enix, you can expect it to take place in Hong Kong (and other areas), and it will include lots of fight scenes, boat chasing, racing, shooting, and maybe everything combined at one point.

Moritz’s studio, Original Film, is producing the movie alongside DJ2 Entertainment. Producers include Moritz, Dmitri Johnson and Dan Jevons, with Toby Ascher and Stephan Bugaj executive producing.


Brandon Orselli


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