EXCLUSIVE: Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure starring Dylan O’Brien will start up again in February, sources tell Deadline. The production had shut down after O’Brien was sidelined after being seriously injured on the set on March 17 while filming the third installment of the popular YA franchise and was hospitalized with injuries to his face.
The production was supposed to start up on May 9 but that was postponed, as was the release date, to give O’Brien more time to convalesce. Fox had pushed the film’s release date from February 17, 2017, to January 12, 2018.
O’Brien was said to fractured either his cheekbone or orbital socket after a stunt sequence went awry.
The crew went their separate ways after the second postponement, but now schedules have been worked out to move forward early next year, albeit in a new location. Maze Runner: The Death Cure still will be directed by Wes Ball. The script by T.S. Nowlin was adapted from one of the series of the popular books by James Dashner. Wyck Godfrey, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein and Lee Stollman are the producers.