Production on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has ground to a halt after lead star Dylan O’Brien suffered a serious injury on set, 20th Century Fox has revealed.
The incident occurred in Vancouver, Canada, and though there’s no mention of the severity of the injury from Fox, the studio did release an official statement to confirm that filming for Wes Ball’s action sequel will be shutdown until further notice.
“Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ in Vancouver, Canada. He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”
While it’s yet to be confirmed, TMZ is reporting that O’Brien was involved in a car stunt gone awry, with a vehicle slamming into the actor causing “severe” injuries and breaking several bones. If true, it’s a tragic accident to occur so far into production, and it’ll likely take anywhere between two to three months before O’Brien is back performing his own stunts on set of The Death Cure.
Slated to release on February 17, 2017, the jury’s still out on whether today’s incident will impact Fox’s launch plans for The Maze Runner: The Death Cure. As always, you’ll know as soon as we do, and our thoughts are with Dylan O’Brien in light of the accident.