Production on ‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure‘ was halted earlier this year when star Dylan O’Brien (‘Teen Wolf’,’The Scorch Trials‘) had a tragic on-set injury though it sounds like his wounds are healing quite well as production is set to continue in February of 2017! Fans of ‘The Maze Runner‘, myself included as a guilty pleasure Young Adult movie were worried if production would continue at all and how the rising star of O’Brien might suffer. Thankfully, with production back on track, it sounds as if the concussion and facial fracture that he had suffered in Vancouver are on his way to recovery. The film was pushed back from February 17th, 2017 release date to January 12th, 2018 and it looks as if we’re still on track for that one.
It wasn’t just O’Brien’s healing that factored in when shooting would resume. The rest of the cast and crew also had to work around other filming schedules to make this happen as well. With everything sorted we’ll see director Wes Bell returning to direct the third installment of the franchise which will also star Kaya Scodelario, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, and Dexter Darden. Just as the first two installments, the screenplay will be by T.S. Nowlin based on the series by James Dashner.
While the first two movies did well at the box office, the ‘Divergent‘ films have shown that interest in YA movies are on the decline with both ‘The Fifth Wave’ and ‘The BFG’ having also suffered from a lack of viewership. Hopefully, the built-in fan base from the first two movies will want to continue this adventure into its conclusion.
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‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ is set to appear in theatres on January 12th, 2018.
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