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Sleeping Dogs flick still on the way, says star

‘Sometimes great things take a bit of time.’

'Sleeping Dogs' screens United Front/Square Enix
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Donnie Yen, the martial artist and actor cast for the lead role in an adaptation of 2013’s Sleeping Dogs, wants everyone to know the project is still going.

Yesterday he tweeted this:

Back in March, Deadline reported that a movie based on the chop-socky martial arts crime thriller was in development, featuring Yen, perhaps best known as the sightless Force-sensitive fighter Chirrut Imwe from 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Sleeping Dogs is a story about Wei Shen, an undercover Chinese-American cop who ferrets out and destroys an organized crime syndicate from the inside.

The cult hit video game launched at the end of the previous console generation, and was followed by a “definitive edition” re-release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One two years later. Square Enix published the game and owns its rights; United Front, the game’s developer, closed up shop at the end of 2016.

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