UPDATE: Sunday, Mar. 20 (11:28 a.m. ET) – Wes Ball, director of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, has released a handwritten statement about the condition of star Dylan O’Brien, badly injured Thursday when a car ran him over while filming a scene in the upcoming sequel.
Admitting he’s been experiencing a “whirlwind of emotions,”; the director says he’s been “overwhelmed with feelings of anger and sadness and guilt. But ultimately I find myself left with just a deep love and respect for Dylan. He is one tough cookie.”;
Ball also offers an apology:”;I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew.”;
Finally, Ball gives us a prognosis on OBrien’s condition: “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 will be back up and running to finish our adventure together. All the best.”;
— Wes Ball (@wesball) March 19, 2016
Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien has reportedly been seriously injured in an accident on the set of the upcoming Maze Runner sequel, currently filming in various locales throughout B.C.
According to TMZ, the 24-year-old actor was rushed to a nearby hospital yesterday after an on-set accident in Vancouver during a scene. As TMZ reports, O’Briem was unexpectedly run over by a car when something went wrong during a scene in the upcoming third film in the franchise, Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
O’Brien, also known from his role in MTV hit Teen Wolf, is reported by TMZ to have “severe injuries”; including multiple broken bones, and is “currently undergoing treatment.”;
The story, adds TMZ, is developing, with a rep from the studio confirming that production will be shut down while O’Brien recovers.
“Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Vancouver, Canada,”; reads a statement from 20th Century Fox.
“He was immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment. Production on the film will be shut down while he recovers. Our thoughts go out to Dylan for a full and speedy recovery.”;
Statement from 20th Century Fox on DYLAN O’BRIEN… pic.twitter.com/TD3v9F0m8a
— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) March 18, 2016