Tom Wilkinson, Emma Stone and Will Yun Lee Voice Characters in ‘Sleeping Dogs’ Video Game (Video)

Square Enix and developer United Front Games assembled an eclectic mix of action stars for new open world game

Developer United Front Games has enlisted a broad range of action stars from movies like Total Recall, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Lone Ranger to bring virtual characters to life in the original open world action game Sleeping Dogs. The August 14th release for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 includes actors from both Hollywood and Hong Kong cinema.

Sleeping Dogs features the voice talent of Will Yun Lee (Die Another Day, Total Recall) as Wei Shen, an officer sent deep undercover into one of Hong Kong’s most feared Triad gangs, the Sun On Yee. Aided by police inspector Pendrew (Tom Wilkinson - Batman Begins, The Lone Ranger), Wei earns the trust of his childhood friend, Jackie Mah (Edison Chen - Infernal Affairs I/II, The Dark Knight). Wei becomes one of the most-trusted lieutenants of “Red Pole” Winston Chu (Parry Shen - Better Luck Tomorrow, The New Guy), slowly becoming ingrained in the criminal underworld and becoming one of the very men he was sent to bring down.

With a supporting cast including Emma Stone (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zombieland), Robin Shou (Hard to Kill, Fatal Chase), Terence Yin (New Police Story, Colour of the Truth), James Hong (Blade Runner, The Day the Earth Stood Still), Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, The Man with the Iron Fists), Tzi-Ma (Rush Hour, The Quiet American), Yunjin Kim (“Lost,” Diary of June) and Kelly Hu (Martial Law, X2), Sleeping Dogs’ gritty plot is brought to life by a star studded cast of Asian and Western cinema stars.

“Sleeping Dogs features over two hours of rich dialogue in a story inspired by some of Hong Kong’s finest films,” said Stephen van der Mescht, executive producer at United Front Games. “As huge fans of the genre we knew exactly who we wanted; we knew who could bring the script to life. The end result is fantastic.”

The game, which is set in the underbelly of Hong Kong, offers open world action through vehicle chases, martial arts combat and gunplay. The game was originally developed for Activision under the name, True Crime: Hong Kong, but later was dropped by the Call of Duty publisher and picked up by Square Enix. The plan is for this game to launch a new franchise for the company, which also has a Tomb Raider reboot and Hitman: Absolution in development.