I’m not usually a fan of Hong Kong action movies, but every so often I’ll see one that looks beautiful, in a grim, violent sort of way. Now, this isn’t a movie exactly, but instead an announcement trailer for United Front Games’ upcoming Hong Kong crime drama, Sleeping Dogs. If you remember Activision’s ill fated True Crime that never reached the market, well… this is its spiritual successor.
I don’t yet know much about Sleeping Dogs, but I am certain of two things. It takes place in Hong Kong, and it’s a crime drama. I’m also reasonably sure that absolutely everyone the protagonist fights ends up in an exceptionally bad way.
Sleeping Dogs Trailer – Feat. Sleeping by Photek
What did you think of the video? It’s pretty awesome, right? It should be, because it was created by Goldtooth Creative, the production studio that brought us the amazing Deus Ex: Human Revolution CG trailer a few years back. The Sleeping Dogs announcement trailer is live action instead of CG, but like it’s Deus Ex predessesor, the video reeks of high quality.
Aside from the excellent fighting choreography, I absolutely loved the music in the trailer. It fits the feel and even movements of the characters extremely well, and I found myself replaying it over and over again. Hell, I’m actually listening to it right now. If you’re wondering what the song is, it’s called Sleepwalking by Photek. You can listen to it on the official Photek website.
There’s currently no release date for Sleeping Dogs, but I imagine we’ll be hearing more about it real soon.