Production on Maze Runner: The Death Cure shut down after star Dylan O'Brien is hospitalized
Production on the third instalment of The Maze Runner has been halted after star Dylan O'Brien suffered an injury.
O'Brien (pictured above in the centre), who starred as Thomas in both The Maze Runner and its sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, was hurt during filming on Thursday and was taken immediately to a local hospital for treatment to his injuries.
Producers 20th Century Fox have issued a statement about the incident, which reads as follows: "Dylan O'Brien was injured yesterday while filmingMaze 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."
Director Wes Ball has put out his own statement about O'Brien's injury, which reads as follows: "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."
He continued: "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."
According to reports O'Brien fell while shooting a scene and has suffered facial injuries, but this has yet to be confirmed by Ball or 20th Century Fox. Production is expected to resume when O'Brien has recovered from his injuries.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is due to hit cinemas in February 2017, it is unknown if that will now be delayed.