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‘Maze Runner’ Sequel Halts Production Indefinitely Due to O’Brien’s Injuries

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‘Maze Runner’ Sequel Halts Production Indefinitely Due to O’Brien’s Injuries

Following star Dylan O’Brien’s serious set accident last month, “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has halted production indefinitely. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production is shut down “for the foreseeable future” because his injuries are more severe than first believed.

Fox reportedly intended to resume filming on May 9, but — according to O’Brien’s publicist Jennifer Allen — “his injuries are very serious and he needs more time to recover.” The report states that the cast and crew of the film have been sent home, with a new start date to be determined by O’Brien’s recovery.

The 24-year-old was struck by a car when a scene he was filming went wrong, causing him to suffer a “concussion, facial fracture and lacerations.” He was injured during a car stunt when he was unexpectedly pulled from the top of one vehicle and struck by another.

“The resumption of principal photography on ‘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,” Fox added in a statement.

The third installment of the post-apocalyptic action franchise, “The Death Cure” is scheduled to open Feb. 17, 2017. It’s unclear at this time how O’Brien’s injuries will affect the film’s release.

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