In March of this year, production on the The Maze Runner: The Death Cure was temporarily shut down after the star of the films, Dylan O’Brien, suffered unspecified injuries on set and was hospitalised.
Sources have since said that the young actor was filming a scene involving vehicles, and was strapped to the top of a car in a safety harness when he was unexpectedly pulled off and then hit by another one.
O’Brien reportedly suffered “concussion, facial fracture and lacerations”, and while production was meant to resume on May 9, the remaining cast and crew have been sent home, with production shut down “for the foreseeable future.”
His publicist Jennifer Allen made a statement to media, indicating that the impact of the on-set accident was more severe than initially thought, and that “he needs more time to recover.
Fox studios said:
“The resumption of principal photography on The 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.”
The film, the third in the Maze Runner trilogy, was originally set for a February 17 2017 release date, but it will likely be pushed back.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
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