Cache Creek production of Maze Runner movie halted after star hospitalized

FILE PHOTO - In this Sept. 15, 2015 photo, Dylan O'Brien attends the premiere of "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" in New York.
Image Credit: Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP

CACHE CREEK - Production has ceased on the latest instalment of the Maze Runner film series after one of the stars was injured on set in Cache Creek.

According to a statement released by 20th Century Fox, film production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure will be shut down while Dylan O'Brien, 24, recovers.

"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," the statement reads. 

Trish Knight Chernecki, spokesperson for WorkSafe B.C., says a prevention officer has been dispatched to the set in Cache Creek to investigate. There are conflicting reports on whether the incident happened yesterday or today, March 18.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— With files from The Associated Press


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