April 30, 2016 - 11:30 AM
LOS ANGELES - Principal photography on "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" has been further delayed to allow star Dylan O'Brien more time to recover from injuries he suffered during the shoot in Cache Creek, B.C. in mid-March.
20th Century Fox said in a statement Friday, April 29, it looks forward to restarting production as soon as possible.
O'Brien stars in the dystopian sci-fi franchise based on author James Dashner's novels. He was filming the third and final installment in the series in Cache Creek when he was injured doing a stunt.
The incident happened near the village's airport late in the morning on March 17, according to a WorkSafe B.C. report into the incident obtained by iNFOnews.ca.
“An action sequence was being filmed for a motion picture. This young worker was attached to a vehicle by a harness, lanyard and overhead truss system when he climbed onto the back (of) another vehicle,” the report states. “As the vehicles slowed, the trailing vehicle the worker was anchored to slowed more rapidly than the vehicle the worker climbed onto."
Further information about what led to the actor’s injuries were redacted from the report for privacy reasons, WorkSafeBC says.
A representative for the actor confirmed the 24-year-old is recovering.
Fox did not comment on whether or not the delay would impact the film's planned February 2017 release.
O'Brien is also known for his role on TV's "Teen Wolf" series.
— With files from iNFOnews.ca
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