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Monday, December 16, 2002
Myst Movie Rights in Contention
6:00 AM | Scott Turner | Comment on this story

A Myst movie? According to a report at Jim Stephenson's Riven Unofficial Homepage, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron want one, and are willing to go to court over the movie rights to the game. A link to the article is provided below.

...the financial success of Lord of the Rings sparked the interest in Myst. James Cameron (director of Titanic) reportedly offered $3 million for the rights. His offer was initially accepted, but then rejected when Steven Spielberg offered $10 million. The article says there may be a legal battle for the rights.
Myst, the second most popular game of all time (right below The Sims) is a puzzle game that is said to be one of the defining moments in gaming history. Developed by Cyan, Myst, along with its sequels Riven and Exile, are all available on the Mac.

Futher down the same page, Stephenson also reports on good progress being made with the fourth Myst title. Stay tuned to IMG for the latest on that and other Myst news.

Myst Movie Rights Report
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