Sunday, March 20, 2016

An Update On "Maze Runner" Star Dylan O'Brien

On Friday TMZ reported that Teen Wolf series co-star and NJ native Dylan O'Brien was hit by a car on the set of the currently in production adaptation of the third and final book in the Maze Runner Series--The Death Cure.

Rushed to the hospital, the injuries were described as "severe" and are serious enough that the shoot has been postponed.

The film's director Wes Ball talked about the on-set accident in a letter he tweeted out on Saturday offering an update:

"Well, it's been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days. I've been overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt. But, ultimately I find myself left with a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie. I'm sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew. It's scary seeing your friend get hurt, but fortunately, Dylan is going to be just fine. After a few weeks of rest and recovery he'll be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best."

Author James Dashner tweeted his well wishes on Friday:

"I just want to let everyone know that yes, Dylan was hurt, but that he's going to be okay. Not life threatening in any way. Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled. All that matters now is that Dylan recovers. We love you, Dylan!!!"

Regular readers of TLR may recall that I am huge fan of O'Brien's TV and film work. I am absolutely thrilled and very relived that he will OK. Get well soon Dylan!

Fox was targeting a February 17th 2017 release but that date is likely be pushed back.

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