Maze Runner: The Death Cure is expected to have another crack at production next Spring after star Dylan O’Brien recovers fully from serious injuries he sustained this past Spring in Cache Creek, B.C. and after he wraps filming of the final season of Teen Wolf in Atlanta, Georgia.
— Deadline Hollywood (@Deadline) April 29, 2016
O’Brien injured himself on March 17th performing a stunt on set at the Cache Creek Airport and production halted temporarily as he recovered and WorkSafe BC Prevention investigated the accident. Director Wes Ball said at the time that O’Brien would be back to work in a few weeks. His injuries were far more serious. Cache Creek plays the desert landscape the Scorch in the third film in the franchise. Maze Runner author James Dashner tweeted reassurances the day after.
I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he’s going to be okay. Not life threatening in any way.
— James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 18, 2016
Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers. We love you, Dylan!!! — James Dashner (@jamesdashner) March 18, 2016
Director Wes Ball tweeted this note.
— Wes Ball (@wesball) March 19, 2016
Well, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days. 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 Dylan. He is one tough cookie. I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew. It’s scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he’ll be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best. And The Flash sent best wishes.
The third film in the $600-million The Maze Runner trilogy — adapted from James Dashner’s novels — started March 14th and halted production four days later.. The Death Cure takes place a year or so after the Scorch Trials, with a grittier, more film noir look, according to the director Wes Ball. WCKD has taken everything from Thomas (Dylan O’Brien). It’s time to shut it down for good by exposing the truth.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is expected to restart production on March 14th next year, according to Production Weekly.