Philip Seymour Hoffman to be digitally recreated for movie


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Fellow actors, fans and everyone associated with Philip Seymour Hoffman respect him and feel he was a wonderful person, who should definitely be remembered.

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died on Feb. 2 from a drug overdose. Since then, the question has arisen of how his character, PlutarchHeavensbee, will live on in the “Hunger Games” series.

According to New York Post, Hoffman’s character is to be generated using computers and Hollywood camera tricks. The studio had about one week left of filming for “Mockingjay: Part 2,” in which Hoffman plays an integral role, when he died.

“You can film conversations where you’re not focusing on him, but on the people he’s talking to,” an insider from the film company, Lionsgate, told Hollywood Reporter.

The original release dates for both of the “Mockingjay” films have remained the same, suggesting that it will not take longer to digitalize Hoffman than it would be for him to physically appear in the scenes. Because of this, some critics speculate that the special effects used to bring him into the final scenes of the movie will be mediocre.

“We are in the 21st century,” sophomore Jordan Thomas said. “I do not think that it will be too hard for the producers to make him look realistic, especially with the budget that the movies have. If anyone can do it, they can.”