Philip Seymour Hoffman To Finish Hunger Games: Mockinjay… Sort Of

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Hunger Games: Mockinjay role may actually end up being finished despite his untimely death.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a leaked Hunger Games: Mockinjay video shows one of the action scenes being filmed in Newnan, Georgia, which is about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta.

After Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed on heroin it was discovered that he’d been clean from the drug for 23 years. Friends and family thought he was on the road to recovery, but instead his body was found with 50 bags of heroin. It was hypothesized that a drug in the heroin called fentanyl was the cause of death. However, when police arrested four people this drug wasn’t found.

Mockingjay was the third and final novel of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Unlike the first two installments in the Hunger Games movie series, Mockinjay will be split up into two separate films, the first of which is scheduled to release on November 21, 2014.

Hoffman played the role of a major character who was also a principal in Catching Fire and he was supposed to be feature in several important scenes in both films for Mockinjay. Unlike the death of Paul Walker, which will significantly change the plot for Fast And Furious 7, Hoffman had already completed all of his scenes for part one of Mockinjay. Unfortunately, seven days of filming still remained so Lionsgate officials are scrambling for a solution.

So far the plan is to digitally recreate Philip Seymour Hoffman similar to how the last Terminator movie created a young version of Arnold Schwarzenegger. They also plan on using camera tricks so the focus is not on Hoffman’s character but on whomever he happens to be speaking to at the moment.

The hardest part will be duplicating Hoffman’s acting capability, which, even with motion capture, will probably not be one hundred percent. Apparently these last days of filming were focused on a major scene so the late actor’s voice is an issue. So in addition to using digital tricks to bring Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Hunger Games character back to life they’re also going to use a sound-alike and perhaps alter the recording digitally.