In March, we reported that actor Dylan O’Brien was severely injured on the set of the movie ‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ the third film in the YA adaptation series. O’Brien was performing a stunt when he was hit by a moving car, suffering several broken bones as well as a “concussion, facial fractures and lacerations.”
Production halted on the film, while O’Brien recovered, but now comes word that his injuries were more severe than originally believed.
His publicist Jennifer Allen announced:
“His injuries are very serious and he needs more time to recover.”
Fox had originally hoped that O’Brien would be ready to resume work on the movie and scheduled shooting to resume on May 9, but these latest developments seem to have scuttled that plan. Now word has it that the cast and crew have been released with no new date set for the film to resume filming.
In a statement, Fox stated:
“The resumption of principal photography on ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries. We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”
In addition to O’Brien’s recovery, the ‘The Death Cure’ is now dependent on the schedules of the rest of the cast and crew who will be moving on to other projects.
‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ was scheduled for release on February 17, 2017 but now will most likely not make that date.
Wes Ball, who directed the first two movies in the series, had returned to helm this one. The movies are based on the YA novel by James Dashner. The first ‘Maze Runner’ grossed $102 million domestically in 2014, while the sequel ‘The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ earned $82M in 2015.
Our best wishes and prayers go out to O’Brien and his family and friends for a speedy recovery!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter