No. But that's not the whole story.
William Hjortsberg, the scriptwriter of the film LEGEND, was kind enough to talk to the maintainers of the LEGEND FAQ and reflect on a film that he helped Ridley Scott nurse along through 15 drafts over 4 years. He had this to say :
The first line of the prologue from the American Version is "Once long ago, before there was such a thing as time, the world was shrouded in darkness." This was not the original opening line that Hjortsberg wrote.
The original line was, "Once upon a time, before there was such a thing as time, the world was shrouded in darkness."
This line, as originally written, would have been the opening sentence of a proposed LEGEND novel. The book would have encompassed the film storyline as well as expanding on it. There had been a book deal for LEGEND at one point but the deal fell apart.
Mr. Hjortsberg was very gracious in allowing the FAQ maintainers to interview him and we thank him for his time and for allowing us to put this information on the LEGEND FAQ web page.