To complete Hunger Games series
Philip Seymour Hoffman did not finish filming the last two instalments 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 passed away recently , into at least one as-yet-unfilmed scene, according to a movie executive.
Shortly after the actor died, Studio Lionsgate announced that the tragedy would not disrupt the 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 Hollywood Reporter said.
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.
Rob Legato, a veteran effects supervisor not working on the Hunger Games films, told the Hollywood Reporter: “I won’t say you could generate a Philip Seymour Hoffman with all the acting ability, but you could certainly replicate him for a shot or two.”
The Hunger Games movies is based on Suzanne Collins’ trilogy of novels