Date: 1st October 2000
Scenes from the film version of TOMB RAIDER are destined to appear on the Internet before its release next year (01) - after thieves stole a copy of the flick.
Burglars escaped with a rucksack containing video tapes and a wallet during a raid at the home of director SIMON WEST in Notting Hill, London.
A team of lawyers and private detectives have been hired to stop the material being posted on the Net or sold in bootleg form.
Luckily only half of the film was stolen - but that should be enough to excite the legions of fans desperate to catch Hollywood babe ANGELINA JOLIE's antics as LARA CROFT.