Production the latest film in the Maze Runner film had to be halted after star Dylan O'Brien was in an accident on set. While we knew he sustained some serious injuries, it now sounds like things were worse than we thought. According to the producer of another of O'Brien's films, the accident very nearly killed the actor.
American Assassin producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura told The Hollywood Reporter that Dylan O'Brien came close to dying after being run over by a car during a stunt sequence gone wrong on the set of Maze Runner: The Death Cure. While the initial reports about the accident were that the injuries were serious, including several broken bones, Maze Runner author James Dashner specifically said back in March that the injuries were not life threatening.
It would appear that one of these two sources doesn't have the full story. On the one hand, Lorenzo di Bonaventura admits that he never actually saw Dylan O'Brien after the accident, so it's possible that whoever described the aftermath to him may have exaggerated the situation. At the same time, early reports of O'Brien's status were that he was fine and that production on Maze Runner: The Death Cure would pick back up fairly soon. This was then followed by an announcement that production would be halted indefinitely, and it has not started back up to date. It's very possible that those who gave out the early updates didn't know how bad the situation was, or were intentionally downplaying it in order to keep people from freaking out.
Regardless of how bad the injuries were, it appears now that Dyan O'Brien is doing ok. Exactly how much healing is left to do is not clear, but he has pulled through the rough part of the experience from what we can tell. Maze Runner__: The Death Cure has seen its release date get pushed back to January of 2018, a full year past when it was first expected to see the light of day, but the fact that it was given a date, and not simply pulled off the schedule entirely, would seem to imply that the future of the franchise is clear and that plans to finish filming are in place.
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