Last week, we reported that Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel wouldn’t be a prequel at all but a new sci-fi film called Prometheus. Keen fans will recognize “Alien‘s DNA”, but this evolved version creates “a new, grand mythology and universe in which this original story takes place.” But what does Prometheus means? The name itself comes from Greek mythology. Prometheus was a Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind. Zeus punished Prometheus for his crime with one of the more gruesome and creative punishments in mythology: Prometheus was chained to a rock and forced to have an eagle eat his live every day, only to have it grow back that night. Rinse, repeat, eat liver, regrow liver.
Since Prometheus the movie is sci-fi and not Greek mythology/torture-porn, the folks at Scriptflags think they know what the title means. They noticed that Jon Sapihts, who wrote the original script for the Alien prequel before Damon Lindelof was hired for a re-write, also penned a script called Shadow 19. And Shadow 19 has a terraforming ship named…Prometheus. Hit the jump for more on why they believe elements of Shadow 19 have been incorporated into Prometheus.