2012’s open-world action game Sleeping Dogs is mostly remembered for being gaming’s latest attempt to nail down the John Wu-esque blend of Hong Kong gunplay and high-stakes kung fu (and for featuring Emma Stone in a supporting role). Now, Rogue One star Donnie Yen wants to revive the gaming franchise as a series of action films.
Sleeping Dogs centers on Wei Shen (played by Will Yun Lee in the game), an undercover cop infiltrating Hong Kong’s Triad gangs. Yen—who made his name in stuff like the Ip Man films and other Hong Kong fare, and whose most recent credit is xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage—would take over the role of Shen for the film, which would presumably involve a lot of shooting people, sliding acrobatically over tables, and kicking folks in the face.
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