In March of this year, production on the upcoming Maze Runner sequel The Death Cure was shut down indefinitely, after star Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, in an apparent stunt gone wrong.
It is believed that O’Brien was strapped to the top of a vehicle in a safety harness, when he was unexpectedly pulled off and hit by a car, suffering “concussion, a facial fracture and lacerations.”
In late April, O’Brien’s publicist gave a statement saying he was not yet ready to return to work, and needed further time to recover, putting the film’s planned release date of February 17, 2017, in doubt.
Over the weekend, Fox announced that the film will in fact be pushed back almost an entire year, with a new release date of January 12, 2018 currently planned.
There is still no word on when production will pick up again, but it sounds as it if may be a while yet. We continue to wish O’Brien all the best for a speedy recovery.
Source: NY Times.
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