20th Century Fox Film announced that the production of “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” will be delayed indefinitely. The American actor Dylan O’Brien reportedly needs more time to return to a normal state of health from the actor’s injuries after an onset car accident on March 17. If this is the case, there is a high chance that the movie will be postponed to 2018.
Dylan was in a harness on top of a moving vehicle, when unexpectedly, he was pulled off the vehicle and hit by another vehicle. According to Hollywood Reporter, O’Brien’s injuries include a “concussion, facial fracture and lacerations.” Jennifer Allen (O’Brien’s publicist) now stated, “O’Brien’s injuries are very serious and the actor needs more time to recover.”
On Friday, 20th Century Fox representative said in a statement, “The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure film has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully heal from his injuries.” The statement continued, “We wish O’Brien a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” production as soon as possible.”
As stated by ABC News, the American film director and visual effects artist – Wes Ball is feeling accountable and sad over what happened. He took to Twitter account to express his feelings of pity and sorrow for Dylan, Wes wrote, “I’ve been overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt. But, ultimately I find myself left with a deep love and respect for O’Brien. The actor is one tough cookie.”
According to Variety, “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” will resume filming on May 9. It remains to be seen if O’Brien will feel up for filming then.
“The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the third motion picture in the Maze Runner trilogy. The film is slated to fire up during President’s Day weekend on February 17, 2017. But, the film is expected to be pushed back now because of production delays.