I’ve just heard from someone who talked to Larry
Niven himself. (She’s one of the people who
co-adminstrates http://www.larryniven.org,
an unofficial fan site.) She says: “He does not
confirm this report, but says that it is not
accurate. He did not give more details.” It
sounds like the first person (who sent the e-mail
to someone on the Larry Niven discussion e-mail
list), from which it spread across the Web, may
have been making things up. So, all we have is
past confirmations that Robert Mandel owns the
rights, and Phil Tippett is interested. James
Cameron’s involvement cannot be confirmed, and is
starting to look like it’s simply not true.