Several years ago, Asian action legend Donnie Yen was cast to play the lead role in “Sleeping Dogs”.
The project is a film adaptation of the acclaimed Hong Kong-set 2012 open world action-adventure video game. Will Yun Lee voiced the lead role of Wei Shen, an undercover cop in Hong Kong on a mission to take down a powerful criminal organization – the Sun On Yee Triad.
Yen will take on that role for the film version which has been trying to get out of development hell for a few years. Recently Collider spoke to the actor who offered an update on the film’s progress:
“I’m still hopeful. I mean, every day they tell me it’s going to happen. I’m co-producing and collaborating with [producers] Neil Moritz and Toby [Ascher], with their company, and currently talking with a couple of big platforms. And they tell me every single day it’s going to happen, so we’ll see. Like I said, I believe in destiny. So, if it’s going to happen, hopefully, it will happen the first half of next year.”
Yen looks forward to the movie as he knows the game