Has the production behind the sequel of “Maze Runner” decided to just cancel the movie following the incident on set involving lead actor Dylan O’Brien? Is their negligence the reason behind the injuries in the first place?
On March 17, the 24-year-old actor suffered several injuries while doing a scene for his upcoming film “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.”
While the employer incident-investigation report done by Fox US Productions 49 Inc. pointed out that the scene was rehearsed for a number of times to ensure its perfect execution, new findings claimed that the production team has a big role to play in the injuries!
WorkSafeBC’s investigation suggested that the filmmaker “failed” to secure the safety of “Maze Runner” lead star Dylan O’Brien.
In the report obtained by The Globe and Mail, WorkSafeBC said that the actor, addressed in the document as “the worker,” only got “minimal instruction” in doing the scene.
“When the change was made to the sequence, there was no meeting held to review the changes with all involved,” the report said. “The worker performing the action sequence received minimal instruction on this new action sequence.”
“The change to the action sequence increased the risk of injury as the transition was now between two vehicles that were not connected,” it added about what happened on the “Maze Runner” set.
Accordingly, it happened because the safety lanyard used ran out of length.
Following this finding, WorkSafeBC gave the film production “employer” until June 15 to submit a report detailing how it intends to manage better should a similar incident happen in the future.
On Sunday, executive vice president and chief communications officer Chris Petrikin Twentieth Century Fox, the “Maze Runner 2” production studio, told The Globe and Mail via e-mail that “While we don’t agree with all of the findings of the Inspection Report, we deeply regret that this terrible accident occurred and the serious injuries it caused to Dylan O’Brien.”
Considering the incident, it was learned that the release date of the movie’s sequel has been moved to January 2018. At least it was not cancelled!
It can be recalled that back in May, the Deadline already hinted about the premiere delay of “Maze Runner 2” to give ample time for Dylan O’Brien’s recovery.
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