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Paris halts filming of action movies after terror attacks






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There will be no more filming of action movies in Paris. This is following the recent terror attacks which left 20 people dead. Security has increased around high-profile buildings. Armed police and soldiers are clearly visible. There is also higher security for the movie industry. The police said: "There's a problem with these action-type scenes, as the actors in uniform could be targets for terrorists." Actors with guns could confuse the public.

The police do not know how long the ban on car chases and fake weapons will last. The police commander said: "I was shocked to hear witnesses of the Charlie Hebdo attacks say on television that it seemed like a movie shoot." The new security could stop Hollywood coming to Paris. One reporter said even Steven Spielberg would not be able to make a movie in Paris. The annual Film Set Fair is in the city this week. Filmmakers are worried that business will be bad.

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