News has just come out that the filmmakers of The Hunger Games: Mockinjay may use CGI technology to re-create Phillip Seymour Hoffman for a final scene in the movie. You can read more about it below.
LOS ANGELES: Philip Seymour Hoffman did not finish filming the last two installments in the blockbuster “Hunger Games” series before his death — but digital technology may help filmmakers complete the job.
Computer effects and camera tricks could be used to insert Hoffman, who died of an heroin overdose, into at least one as-yet-unfilmed scene, said a movie executive.
Studio Lionsgate said shortly after the Oscar-winning actor died at the weekend that the tragedy would not disrupt production of ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ which is due for release in November this year, and Part 2 due in theatres in November 2015.
Hoffman had completed his work for Part 1, and had seven days of filming left for the final film. The industry journal cited an unnamed executive as saying that there was one major scene featuring Hoffman in Part 2 which had not yet been shot, and that filmmakers were confident they could work around it.
“They seem to have plans that don’t seem very complicated” to complete both pictures without Hoffman, the Lionsgate executive said, adding: “You can do digital things, you can have conversations where you’re not focusing on him but the people he’s talking to.”