29 May 2012 11:15 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

With the release of "Prometheus" only a week and a half away, Fox has unveiled a new featurette for the movie that focuses on the ship itself. And while the style and shape of the vehicle are all very interesting, we find writer Damon Lindelof's reasoning for why the movie is named after the ship to be very telling.

"'Prometheus' [the myth] talked about all the things that we wanted the movie to be about. Creation, defiance of the gods, the hubris of it all," he said.

For those of you who aren't as up on your Greek mythology, Prometheus was a titan who acted as a champion for mankind. He stole the gift of fire from the gods and gave it to humans, which caused mortals to have a major advancement in their knowledge and technology. But Prometheus was punished for his defiance by being bound to a »


- Terri Schwartz

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Michael Fassbender
Charlize Theron
Idris Elba


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners