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Hoffman could be digitised to complete Hunger Games film

Published on Feb 8, 2014 6:05 AM
 
Cinema Still: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. 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. -- FILE PHOTO: CATHAY-KERIS FILMS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - 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 apparent heroin overdose, into at least one as-yet-unfilmed scene, according to one 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 Hollywood Reporter said.

 
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