The production of Maze Runner: The Death Cure is still on hold following the on-set accident of lead star Dylan O?brien. But fans do not have to worry as the movie is not cancelled but just moved to a later release date. However, it seems like the actor?s agency is blaming Fox productions for the injuries he got.
For those fans who are thinking that the film is already cancelled, worry no more because according to Entertainment Weekly, Fox is just moving its release from February 17, 2017 to January 12, 2018. The production also released a statement to deny the cancellation of the movie. ?We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible,? said a part of the statement.
While O?brien is recovering from his injuries, the B.C. worker safety agency blames the Maze Runner filmmaker for what happened to the lead actor. According to CBC, O?Brien was filming the movie on March 17 when the accident occurred at the Cache Creek airport near Kamloops, B.C.
Until now, the detailed report of what happened is still a mystery, but what is certain is that the actor was hit by a car during a stunt sequence and was rushed to a hospital in Vancouver due to serious injuries. But, redacted documents from WorkSafeBC are pinning it down on Fox Productions for not rehearsing the stunt before executing it.
?When the change was made to the sequence, there was no meeting held to review the changes with all involved. The change to the action sequence increased the risk of injury,? said the report.
Fox, for its part, also released a statement denying all the claims from the agency. The production company mentioned in their statement that the stunt sequence was ?thoroughly rehearsed and successfully completed approximately five times prior to the accident.? The report filed by Fox also stated, ?The pre-viz storyboards were thoroughly discussed shot-by-shot by relevant production personnel? and ?additionally a safety meeting was held with cast and crew prior to the sequence.?
WorkSafeBC has already given Fox a deadline, June 15, to file a report that states details of how the company has improved their safety procedures. How about you? Do you think Fox is the one to blame for the accident? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. The continuation of the filming for Maze Runner: The Death Cure has yet to be announced.