Deadline is exclusively reporting that Donnie Yen has signed up for the leading role in Original Film’s Sleeping Dogs, based on the top-selling video game by Square Enix.
Sleeping Dogs focuses on an undercover police officer on a mission to take down one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads. The movie based on an action video game is set in Hong Kong. Neal Mortiz is producing the project.
Admittedly while I believe Donnie Yen is too old for the lead role, his casting still makes me interested in the film. I played the video game when it came out and I was a fan of the overall story so it’ll be interesting to see how it will be adapted for the big screen.