Everything About Dynasty Warriors, The Movie That’s Trending in Netflix Now


If you’ve been on Netflix lately, you’ve probably caught a glimpse or two of Dynasty Warriors, a 2021 historical fantasy-action film. 

But if you don’t have a Netflix account and you’re wondering what the hype is all about, (or maybe you do have an account and you’re still lost like this writer right here), you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s everything you need to know about Dynasty Warriors.

Everything About Dynasty Warriors, The Movie That’s Trending in Netflix Now

Originated from a video game 

That’s right, the film is actually based on a Japanese video game franchise of the same title by Koei Tecmo.

HMV Digital China’s executive chairman Stephen Shiu Jr. shared back in 2017 that he had approached Koei Tecmo and acquired the rights to make the Dynasty Warriors franchise into a movie. 

It must be really exciting for fans of the video game to see it being adapted onto the big screen.


The film is directed by Roy Chow. Cast members are from Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, including Louis Koo, Carina Lau, Wang Kai, Tony Yang, Han Geung, Justin Cheung, Gulnazar and Ray Lui.


Although the film appears to resemble the recent games in the franchise, the plot of the show is more closely aligned with the 14th-century novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Romance of the Three Kingdoms was actually the original inspiration behind the games as well. 

The film basically revolves around fearsome battles between warlords, warriors and statesmen all fighting for dominance with lots of special effects.

Release date

The film first premiered in Hong Kong on 29 April. It then premiered in Mainland China one day later on 30 April. 


It was then released for streaming on Netflix on 1 July. 

Shooting locations 

The film was shot in mainland China and New Zealand. Scenes of royal palaces, villages and court corridors were filmed in mainland China. 

After shooting in mainland China for 63 days, director Roy Chow announced that the team would be travelling to New Zealand to film background scenes amid the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, which provided a magnificent setting to the action-packed sequences. 

Cast member sustained an eye injury during filming

In the middle of shooting, Louis Koo had sustained an eye injury. Despite this, he insisted on staying until the end for filming.

However, director Roy Chow refused to allow him to stay and sent him back to Hong Kong to receive medical treatment. 

Koo rushed back to New Zealand as soon as he recovered to resume filming, and Director Chow commended the actor for his professionalism and dedication to his work.

You can watch the trailer here:

And if you’re interested, you can watch how one of the games is played here:

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