Maze Runner sequel The Death Cure pushed back following Dylan O'Brien's on-set injury

The actor was hit by a car on set in March

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Saturday 28 May 2016 11:05

The Maze Runner's third sequel, The Death Cure, has been pushed back by almost a year following an injury inflicted upon the film's lead actor earlier this year.

Production ground to a halt when 24-year-old Dylan O'Brien was involved in a car accident on the film's British Columbia set in March.

Cameras were due to begin rolling again last month but plans were halted to allow O'Brien time to fully recover from his injuries. It is unknown when production will resume.

The film was originally slated for a February 2017 release but will now be unveiled a whole 11 months later in January 2018.

The Maze Runner came out in 2014 with a sequel, The Scorch Trials, following in 2015. The Death Cure is directed by Wes Ball and stars O'Brien alongside Kaya Scodalerio and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The films are based on the young-adult novels by James Dasher.

Fox made the release date announcement while also confirming Alita: Battle Angel, an upcoming action film directed by Robert Rodriguez. Avatar filmmaker James Cameron will produce.

O'Brien also stars in MTV series Teen Wolf.

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