Yesterday morning came word that actor Dylan O’Brien, the young “Teen Wolf” star who had made a name for himself as the lead in “The Maze Runner” films, was hit by a car on the set of the currently in production third and final film in that series.
Rushed to hospital, the actors injuries were only described as “severe” and it is serious enough that the production has been at least postponed. Today, the film’s director Wes Ball has spoken up about the on-set accident in a letter he tweeted on Saturday explaining where things stand:
“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 condolences on Friday saying: “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!!!”
“The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” was targeting a February 17th 2017 release but with the production delay that date will likely be pushed back.