Entertainment Weekly - 04/13/2001
"...[A] surprisingly well-produced cable epic..."
Cable Original |
Television release: January 30, 2001 (USA network).
The trailer for ATTILA, a made-for-television miniseries, was shown in movie theaters. According to the USA network, ATTILA was the "highest rated original miniseries on basic cable since USA's own MOBY DICK."
Regarding the casting of hunky Gerard Butler in the lead role, co-executive producer Michael Joyce said that according to historians, the real Attila "was an ugly, squat guy."
Butler told the New York Daily News, "I have a lot of love for the guy. [Attila]'s been painted very negatively through time....He's known as a demonic, crazy figure, but there's a lot more to the man....He wasn't necessarily a great guy or the devil, but he was extreme."