“The resumption of principal photography on ‘Maze Runer: The Death Cure’ has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries,” Fox said in a statement Friday. “We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”
Production on the film was initially scheduled to resume May 9, according to a production listing in Vancouver.
“His injuries are very serious and he needs more time to recover,” said O’Brien’s publicist Jennifer Allen.
The movie — the third in the Maze Runner trilogy — has been set for a Presidents Day weekend release date of Feb, 17, 2017, but it may have to be pushed back due to the production delay.
Wes Ball is directing the film. O’Brien’s character is on a mission to find a cure to the “Flare,” a deadly disease.
O’Brien was hit by a car and suffered multiple injuries on March 17 on the set in British Columbia. The 24-year-old actor was taken to a local hospital for observation and treatment following the accident.
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The 2014 original grossed $102 million in U.S. receipts, and 2015 follow-up “The Scorch Trials” tallied $82 million in domestic box office.
THR first reported the news.