The release of Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been pushed back by studio Fox by nearly a year to January 2018, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The change of date comes as star Dylan O’Brien continues to recover from injuries he suffered on the film’s set in March after a stunt went wrong.

Dylan O'BrienDylan O’Brien stars in The Maze Runner franchise.

The film was originally scheduled for release on February 17th 2017. The Death Cure, directed by Wes Bell, is the third and final film in the popular young adult franchise and sees O’Brien’s character searching for a cure for a deadly disease called the “Flare.”

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At the beginning of May The Hollywood Reporter revealed that production on the film had been shut down indefinitely as O’Brien continues his recovery. In a statement studio Fox said: "The resumption of principal photography on Maze Runner: The Death Cure has been further delayed to allow Dylan O'Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries.”

“We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.” On March 18th O’Brien was taken to hospital after a stunt during filming went wrong. According to reports the actor was in a harness on top of a moving vehicle when he was pulled off the vehicle unexpectedly and hit by another vehicle.

An incident report from WorkSafeBC described his injuries as including a "concussion, facial fracture and lacerations.” After the accident director Wes Ball told fans on twitter: “It’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past dew days.”

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"I’ve 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. I’m sorry for the grief this accident has caused his friends and family as well as my wonderful cast and crew."