Philip Seymour Hoffman digitally enhanced for The Hunger Games

It hasn’t been long since the recent tragic passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, and news has come that Lionsgate is looking to digitally recreate him for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, where Hoffman had one integral scene left to be shot

Can this be done? Its a huge task to ask of any animation effects department, has technology really advanced that far? One things for sure there is a huge pressure on the artists involved to do this man justice and for it to fit in seamlessly with the story.

The below footage shows a beta test of the character far from complete but we’re in awe by how realistically it looks already. Could this attention to detail be seen in video games in the years to come, its defiantly on the right track.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will be in theatres on November 21st, 2014, with Part 2 following on November 20th, 2015.