Just under three weeks ago came word that rising young actor Dylan O’Brien, the leading man of the young adult “The Maze Runner” films, was seriously injured on the Vancouver set of the third and final film in that series.
O’Brien suffered a concussion, facial fracture and lacerations from a motorcycle stunt gone wrong during shooting of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” and production was shut down until he could make a full recovery.
E! News caught up with co-star Giancarlo Espositio at “The Jungle Book” premiere in NYC this week, and the forrmer “Breaking Bad” villain confirmed that O’Brien is doing well and is on the mend with everyone getting back to work in about six weeks:
“He’s healing very well. He got put together a couple of weeks ago… He’s one tough cookie. He got his bell rung. I would imagine many who witnessed thought that was it… [But] he’s a survivor. The one good thing about Dylan that I think is going to help him get back on schedule with us very soon is he has a great attitude.”
Wes Ball helms the new film from a screenplay by T.S. Nowlin. The film is currently slated for a February 17, 2017 release date, so no word if the production delays will have an impact on that.