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(Deadline)   Lionsgate wants to assure fans of The Hunger Games that Phillip Seymour Hoffman's scenes were almost all filmed and his death won't affect the shooting schedule. Too soon?   (deadline.com) divider line 46
    More: Followup, The Hunger Games, Lionsgate, shooting schedule, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jay Leno  
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2014-02-02 05:14:12 PM
Do they have to pay him now?
 
2014-02-02 05:19:10 PM
I seriously thought about this issue maybe a minute after I remembered he was Plutarch.
 
2014-02-02 05:42:27 PM
Huh, I didn't think about that before now, but that's good to know........
 
2014-02-02 07:06:49 PM
Followup, The Hunger Games, Lionsgate, shooting schedule, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jay Leno

If only.
 
2014-02-02 08:03:50 PM
If I was filming a movie, I would figure out whoever had the worst drug problem and make sure their scenes were done filming first. Then I'd finish up the guy with the second-worst problem, and so on until I got to the squares, and then it wouldn't matter. It's just common sense.
 
2014-02-02 08:29:35 PM
I don't really know who this guy was, but this is way too soon. Didn't he just die today? He's not in the ground yet.
 
2014-02-02 08:32:57 PM
Yes. Yes it is.
 
2014-02-02 08:40:51 PM
This didn't occur to me until several hours after I found out he'd died, but it did occur to me.

So... Good to know. Not any less sad, though.
 
2014-02-02 08:43:19 PM

Palmer Eldritch: If I was filming a movie, I would figure out whoever had the worst drug problem and make sure their scenes were done filming first. Then I'd finish up the guy with the second-worst problem, and so on until I got to the squares, and then it wouldn't matter. It's just common sense.


They shot Iron Man over a weekend
 
2014-02-02 08:43:28 PM
CGI has come a long way since they had to finish Oliver Reed's scenes in Gladiator, and the infamously bad but thankfully brief digital Nancy Marchand on The Sopranos.
 
2014-02-02 09:09:19 PM
For the rest of his scenes, they can find a big blond guy and make sure his cape covers his face when he's on camera.  That's what professional director Ed Wood, Jr. did.
 
2014-02-02 09:17:39 PM
Jim Gaffigan, duh
 
2014-02-02 09:20:48 PM

Crewmannumber6: Yes. Yes it is.


No, not at all.

While PSH was a talented actor, he obviously was deeply flawed. I'd prefer that his inability to stay clean (if nothing else, for the sake of his wife and young kids) didn't affect the films I look forward to. It's never too soon with overdoses or suicides, anyway.

I'm a bigger fan of the Hunger Games series since the last movie, even if the premise is ridiculous.
 
2014-02-02 09:23:50 PM
I wonder which scenes were not shot yet. IIRC most of what happens to his character in the final chapters of MockingJay is relayed to Katniss through Haymitch.  But then again scenes in movies are shot out of order so it could be something from the middle of the films that will now need a stand in. I personally hope they don't do the whole CGI thing if they can just as easily find another character's role to expand to fit the missing scenes.  The fact that the author, Suzanne Collins, worked in film and TV before moving on to young adult fiction makes me feel that she out of all people wouldn't have much of an issue with a script rewrite to accommodate for Hoffman's absence.
 
2014-02-02 09:25:20 PM

Nem Wan: CGI has come a long way since they had to finish Oliver Reed's scenes in Gladiator, and the infamously bad but thankfully brief digital Nancy Marchand on The Sopranos.


I would have no issue with the producers of the Soprano's going back and fixing that scene.
 
2014-02-02 09:34:01 PM
I'm a horrible person, but this was bothering me all day.  I was half-expecting some poorly cut previous scenes recycled or CGI PSH.
 
2014-02-02 09:37:29 PM
This question occurred to me and I haven't even seen either of the first two films.  So, no not too soon.
 
2014-02-02 09:44:47 PM
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Huh, I see a Hunger Games headline and this was my first thought.

Too soon?
 
2014-02-02 09:52:44 PM

SauronWasFramed: Do they have to pay him now?


You are a very bad person.

/Funny as hell, but still very bad.
 
2014-02-02 10:00:20 PM

Billy Liar: For the rest of his scenes, they can find a big blond guy and make sure his cape covers his face when he's on camera.  That's what professional director Ed Wood, Jr. did.


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2014-02-02 10:32:13 PM
Looks like the studio vultures are quicker to swarm than I ever thought. As blatantly farking stupid the way he offed himself is, he was a talent that won't be replaced in the near future.

Lower the flags, for a good man has passed...........
 
2014-02-02 10:37:31 PM

Nem Wan: CGI has come a long way since they had to finish Oliver Reed's scenes in Gladiator, and the infamously bad but thankfully brief digital Nancy Marchand on The Sopranos.


Brandon Lee frowns upon your shenanigans.
 
2014-02-02 10:42:49 PM

ubermensch: Jim Gaffigan, duh


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It.....could.....work!
 
2014-02-02 10:56:26 PM

T-Servo: [cdn9.staztic.com image 307x461]
Huh, I see a Hunger Games headline and this was my first thought.

Too soon?


Good god!
 
2014-02-02 11:00:42 PM

kling_klang_bed: Looks like the studio vultures are quicker to swarm than I ever thought. As blatantly farking stupid the way he offed himself is, he was a talent that won't be replaced in the near future.

Lower the flags, for a good man has passed...........


Why is it we lose the talented actors to drugs, and can't get rid of some of the others.
 
2014-02-02 11:02:03 PM

T-Servo: [cdn9.staztic.com image 307x461]
Huh, I see a Hunger Games headline and this was my first thought.

Too soon?


never
 
2014-02-02 11:02:07 PM
I said in the death thread that this significantly derailed production. I can't believe they're this far ahead with filming.
 
2014-02-02 11:14:13 PM

T-Servo: [cdn9.staztic.com image 307x461]
Huh, I see a Hunger Games headline and this was my first thought.

Too soon?


Im gonna go masturbate to pics of Jennifer Lawrence at half-mast in his honor.

/who am I kidding...
//I I'll be at full-mast
 
2014-02-02 11:32:05 PM

BizarreMan: kling_klang_bed: Looks like the studio vultures are quicker to swarm than I ever thought. As blatantly farking stupid the way he offed himself is, he was a talent that won't be replaced in the near future.

Lower the flags, for a good man has passed...........

Why is it we lose the talented actors to drugs, and can't get rid of some of the others.


The others use the buddy system!
 
2014-02-02 11:55:10 PM

BizarreMan: kling_klang_bed: Looks like the studio vultures are quicker to swarm than I ever thought. As blatantly farking stupid the way he offed himself is, he was a talent that won't be replaced in the near future.

Lower the flags, for a good man has passed...........

Why is it we lose the talented actors to drugs, and can't get rid of some of the others.


No idea. Walk through St. Jude's, and the same question is there, just in another way.
 
2014-02-03 12:00:17 AM
Seven scheduled days of filming left is a lot. Average shooting time on movies is 18-30 days.
 
2014-02-03 12:24:15 AM
Heavensbee was pretty much beginning-to-end in the final book, but so long as the seven unfilmed days don't include the end, there are ways to work around his death. Besides the ending, most of his scenes will be "Katniss, go here and do this because this," which won't be too crazy to rewrite to have some other character say Heavensbee wants you to do this.

If the ending wasn't filmed already, then yeah, they're farked and will have to do some Gladiator reconstruction-in-a-mirror shiat.
 
2014-02-03 12:49:51 AM

Triumph: Seven scheduled days of filming left is a lot. Average shooting time on movies is 18-30 days.


Maybe for an indie flick, but not this series.

The last Hunger Games movie took 3 and a half months to shoot, shooting six days a week, not including 2 weeks for re-shoots.

When you're making a $200 million tentpole movie, you tend to get more days to shoot to make sure it's done right.
 
2014-02-03 01:03:04 AM
First off, let me be the first to say it was payback for his work on The Master.

Second, there's enough CGI and post production work to solve whatever scenes he might have been geared up for. Shoot the scenes with a guy in a motion capture suit and piece it back together.

T-Servo: [cdn9.staztic.com image 307x461]
Huh, I see a Hunger Games headline and this was my first thought.

Too soon?


I want to play connect the dots.
 
2014-02-03 01:25:36 AM

stoli n coke: Triumph: Seven scheduled days of filming left is a lot. Average shooting time on movies is 18-30 days.

Maybe for an indie flick, but not this series.

The last Hunger Games movie took 3 and a half months to shoot, shooting six days a week, not including 2 weeks for re-shoots.

When you're making a $200 million tentpole movie, you tend to get more days to shoot to make sure it's done right.


Perhaps so, but the way I read it, it wasn't seven days left of shooting, it was seven scheduled days left for Hoffman. That's got to amount to something more significant than a few scene changes.
 
2014-02-03 02:24:32 AM
No, it's not too soon.  The movie studio is a business, and one of it's employees died suddenly, making their investors or stock holders concerned whether it would have a negative impact on their business/money.  Lionsgate was likely responding to numerous requests for comment from people, and chose to address them all in one statement.

It's not too soon.
 
2014-02-03 02:40:43 AM

T-Servo: [cdn9.staztic.com image 307x461]
Huh, I see a Hunger Games headline and this was my first thought.

Too soon?


It's never too soon for JLaw's boobs.
 
2014-02-03 03:31:12 AM
I won't lie, my first thought related to Hunger Games, but that's because that was the last film I saw him in. That being said, there are those that would be overwrought about the prospect broken character continuity, rather than mourning the passing of a great actor, so I don't find the announcement inappropriate.
 
2014-02-03 08:09:14 AM

ubermensch: Jim Gaffigan, duh


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this every time I see PSH's photo.

Also, came for potential Wagons East reference, leaving unsatisfied.
 
2014-02-03 08:25:56 AM

HotWingAgenda: I don't really know who this guy was, but this is way too soon. Didn't he just die today? He's not in the ground yet.


Hard to have pity or sympathy when you do it to yourself
 
2014-02-03 09:48:08 AM

Serious Black: I seriously thought about this issue maybe a minute after I remembered he was Plutarch.


This was almost my first thought after I heard the news but my daughter asked who he is and I was trying to think of a role she would have seen him in.
 
2014-02-03 10:23:32 AM

stoli n coke: Triumph: Seven scheduled days of filming left is a lot. Average shooting time on movies is 18-30 days.

Maybe for an indie flick, but not this series.

The last Hunger Games movie took 3 and a half months to shoot, shooting six days a week, not including 2 weeks for re-shoots.

When you're making a $200 million tentpole movie, you tend to get more days to shoot to make sure it's done right.


and TFA says that Hoffman had 7 days of filming left. I'm sure there is at least another few weeks overall.
 
2014-02-03 10:41:54 AM

Uncle Pooky: stoli n coke: Triumph: Seven scheduled days of filming left is a lot. Average shooting time on movies is 18-30 days.

Maybe for an indie flick, but not this series.

The last Hunger Games movie took 3 and a half months to shoot, shooting six days a week, not including 2 weeks for re-shoots.

When you're making a $200 million tentpole movie, you tend to get more days to shoot to make sure it's done right.

and TFA says that Hoffman had 7 days of filming left. I'm sure there is at least another few weeks overall.



I understand that, but I'm saying with a shooting schedule this long, there may not be much actual content left. Basically, they'll dump the unnecessary scenes and re-tool the remaining ones in post.

Post production effects have gotten a lot better since Brandon Lee died.
 
2014-02-03 11:07:05 AM

fusillade762: T-Servo: [cdn9.staztic.com image 307x461]
Huh, I see a Hunger Games headline and this was my first thought.

Too soon?

It's never too soon for JLaw's boobs.



I might contact IT today to see if it is ok to add this quote to my signature block.
 
2014-02-03 12:04:30 PM

stoli n coke: Uncle Pooky: stoli n coke: Triumph: Seven scheduled days of filming left is a lot. Average shooting time on movies is 18-30 days.

Maybe for an indie flick, but not this series.

The last Hunger Games movie took 3 and a half months to shoot, shooting six days a week, not including 2 weeks for re-shoots.

When you're making a $200 million tentpole movie, you tend to get more days to shoot to make sure it's done right.

and TFA says that Hoffman had 7 days of filming left. I'm sure there is at least another few weeks overall.


I understand that, but I'm saying with a shooting schedule this long, there may not be much actual content left. Basically, they'll dump the unnecessary scenes and re-tool the remaining ones in post.



Yeah, I was agreeing with you. A few weeks left of shooting for 2 blockbuster films worth of content is a drop in the bucket.
 
2014-02-03 01:40:40 PM
Based on what Farmers wrote in yesterday's thread this is almost too late.
 
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