Reports circulated Monday that an extra working on the 13-part BBC series Robin Hood broke into the studios where the tapes were being stored and "kidnaped" them. According to some of the reports, the man was demanding $1.8 million for the tapes. The London Daily Mirror quoted a BBC source as saying: "This is an absolute disaster. There's no back-up recording." Another source told the newspaper: "With the master tapes gone, there's no way the series can start as planned."
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.