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The Maze Runner trilogy is based on the books by James Dashner, which follows a group of teenagers as they navigate a disease-ridden, dystopian world, led by protagonist Thomas (O’Brien). Followers of the series and its star will no doubt be pleased to hear the news of filming recommencing early next year. Not only that, the final installment means that The Death Cure will be that much closer to hitting theaters. The best part of it is that Dylan O’Brien has successfully recovered from his injuries.
If you recall, O’Brien sustained multiple injuries on set for The Death Cure on March 18, just four days after principal filming had commenced in Vancouver. Shortly after the incident on set, Fox released a statement saying that O’Brien had been hospitalized, and writer James Dashner took to Twitter to clarify that “Production is postponed but certainly not cancelled.” Deadline reported that O’Brien had “fractured either his cheekbone or orbital socket.”
The film was originally set to continue shooting in May, but the date was postponed to further accommodate O’Brien’s recovery. The February 2017 recommencement date is slightly ironic, given that that was the month the film was originally supposed to premiere. – Screen Rant
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the last dystopian YA blockbuster left standing after it was announced earlier this summer that the last installment in the Divergent series, Ascendant, would be relegated to smaller screens.
The Death Cure has the chance to live up to its name, in terms of dystopian YA on film. If done well, the film could revive the genre, possibly pushing execs to green light adaptations of the prequel novels. The film’s delayed shoot may also mean that the subject matter comes across to young audiences as fresh, instead of done to death