Plans to film scenes of From Paris With Love in Les Bosquets, a tough housing project north of Paris, were dropped Tuesday after 10 cars being used for the movie in stunt sequences were torched, the producers said Tuesday. Scenes for the English-language movie, which stars John Travolta and is produced by a company headed by famed director Luc Besson, were to have been shot in the area this week, using 96 local residents as extras. The London Independent reported that police were investigating reports that the cars were set afire after the producers refused to pay a local gang "protection money." The London Daily Mail quoted a production spokesman as saying, "There's now no possibility of Mr. Travolta or any of the other stars of the film operating in such a dangerous area. The scenes we were meant to do here will now be shot elsewhere."

15/10/2008