UPDATE: While speaking to SCMP Donnie Yen gave an update on ‘Sleeping Dogs’ stating:

“Sleeping Dogs will enter production next year; I’ve finally found my screenwriter. It’s a very ambitious project.”

Yen just wrapped ‘Ip Man 4’ and has just started production on Disney’s ‘Mulan’. After that he is expected to roll on Benny Chan’s action thriller ‘Crossfire’ and ‘Sleeping Dogs’ in 2019.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: DONNIE YEN updates the status of SLEEPING DOGS dropping hints that production will begin soon!

After the major box office success of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘xXx: Return Of Xander Cage’, DONNIE YEN have become a hot commodity in Hollywood. His next project in Tinseltown will be none other than the live-action adaptation of SQUARE ENIX’s hit video game SLEEPING DOGS!

The film will be produced by NEAL MORITZ, the man behind the global blockbuster franchise ‘The Fast and The Furious’.

For those unfamiliar with the game, it is set in Hong Kong and follows “Wei Shen, an undercover police officer (Yen) on a mission to take down one of the most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations in the world: the notorious Triads”.

The plot is very similar to 2013’s action thriller “Special ID” also starring Yen. Despite its awesome MMA inspired fight scenes, the film was a letdown at the box office due to its troubled production.

With “Sleeping Dogs”, Yen gets a chance to redeem himself and right the wrong of “Special ID”.

Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, check out the video below featuring clips from ‘Special ID’ combined with the soundtrack of ‘Sleeping Dogs’ (edited by our good friend DANNY HO) to get a feel of what the feature film could potentially be like.

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SOURCE: Deadline