Filming for the third Maze Runner film, The Death Cure, was shut down on Friday after a serious accident occurred on set involving the star of the movie. Dylan O’Brien, who plays Thomas in the adaptations of the post-apocalyptic YA series, was rushed to the hospital after he fell off the back of a moving set designed to look like a train and landed on his face.
Deadline reports that the 24-year-old may have suffered a fractured cheekbone or broken orbital bone. This is somewhat of an improvement over vague initial reports that Dylan had been run over by a car, suffering “multiple broken bones.”
20th Century Fox, the studio behind the popular series, has released an official statement on the matter:
Dylan O’Brien was injured yesterday while filming Maze Runner: The Death Cure in Vancouver, Canada. 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.
Depending on the severity of his injuries, this could delay the current release date for the film, which is set for February 17, 2017. But at this point, we’re all just hoping that O’Brien isn’t hurt too badly.