TOMB RAIDER MOVIE
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[ October 6th 2000 ]
from the £55 million big screen version of Tomb
Raider are expected to appear on the Internet
before its official release after thieves stole
a copy of half of the film. Burglars escaped with
a rucksack containing sensitive video tapes and
a wallet during a burglary at the home of director
Simon West. A team of lawyers and private detectives
have been hired to try to stop the material being
posted on the Internet or sold in bootleg form.
Bosses at Paramount Studios are furious that someone
maybe able to cash in on the theft because of
the difficulty of finding and charging those who
break copyright laws on the Internet.
last night told the Sunday Express how he was
woken up by intruder breaking the front door of
his £1.1 million three-bedroomed home in Notting
Hill, London. He said: "I was in bed at home when
I heard a huge crash downstairs at about 2 a.m.
I got up and went down but they just ran out.
I didn't see them, just the front door swinging.
I must have missed them by a split second.
snatched my bag which had two or three tapes including
all the film so far, literally about half the
film. It was everything we've done in the last
two month." The burglary has been hushed up at
Pinewood studios where Tomb Raider is being filmed
near Burnham Beeches, west of London. A source
said: "Simon West is a rich man and they only
took a wallet and the tapes. Whoever did it knew
what they were after. We fear it's going to end
up on the Internet. Paramount is keeping it quiet
but pulling out all the stops to get the material
footage includes a scene shot at a glacier reservoir
in Iceland showing Lara in cold, rocky landscape
surrounded by gun-wielding henchmen in parkas.
Another scene in the haul is one filmed at Hatfield
House, north of London, in which the heroine and
companions are surrounded by an assault team in
night vision goggles and gas masks.