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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Performance Will Be Digitally Created
When Philip Seymour Hoffman died last month, he was still in the process of filming the final The Hunger Games movie. Hoffman plays Plutarch Heavensbee, the mastermind behind the Games. Instead of a rewrite to accommodate the missing scenes, the film’s producers are attempting a 21st century solution: creating new footage of Hoffman using all the tools of computer animation. The filmmakers aren't discussing their work publicly. But Steve Preeg, a veteran special effects supervisor at Digital Domain, thinks their most difficult challenge will be navigating the so-called uncanny valley.…read more