"There's a problem with these action-type scenes, as the actors in uniform could be targets for terrorists. Also, the actors could pose confusion for the general public — during this highly sensitive period," the Associated Press quoted Commander Sylvie Barnaud at the Paris police headquarters as saying.
Barnaud, credited by the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) website for allowing the filming of several motion pictures set in Paris over the past decade, did not specify when the restriction will be lifted.
Moreover, the news agency reported the disruption of a number of previously greenlighted productions due to the citywide ban on filming.
On Wednesday, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls raised the terror alert level in the southern Alpes-Maritimes department to the maximum a day after a passer-by stabbed three soldiers on patrol near a Jewish community center in Nice.