20th Century Fox announced today that it has suspended production indefinitely on the upcoming Maze Runner sequel Death Cure, as star Dylan O’Brien recovers from injuries sustained in an on-set accident.
“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,” the film company said in a statement to Deadline. “We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”
Production was previously scheduled to begin again on May 9. Fox has not yet announced when filming will start up again, but apparently the cast and crew have been sent home for now.
In March, Fox halted production on Death Cure after 24-year-old star O’Brien was hit by a car and sustained significant injuries. TMZ reported that O’Brien sustained “severe” injuries after “something went wrong” and he was run over by a car. He reportedly suffered multiple broken bones.
O’Brien plays Thomas in the Maze Runner series, based on the novels from author James Dashner. The first movie, The Maze Runner, was released in 2014, with sequel The Scorch Trials landing in 2015. They were both hits and a third entry, Death Cure, is slated to come out in February 2017.
Whether or not the movie will move out further as a result of O’Brien’s accident remains to be seen.