There are rumblings that ‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ plot will undergo a bit of change from the original source material. (Photo : YouTube/Maze Runner)
"The Maze Runner: Death Cure" is back in production after the lengthy delay, following Dylan O'Brien's on-set injury. According to reports, the cast is in Cape Town, South Africa to begin filming the third and final installment of "The Maze Runner" franchise.
Actress Kaya Scodelario was spotted visiting tourist spots around Cape Town with her husband Ben Walker. Scodelario captioned one photo, "Safe to say I'm a bit happy to be here.... #deathcure."
According to Channel 24, Dexter Darden also shared photos with the rest of the cast of "The Maze Runner: Death Cure," which includes Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Will Poulter, Dexter Darden and Dylan O'Brien. She noted they have begun filming the "final chapter" of "The Maze Runner."
In March 2016, O'Brien got into an accident while filming a vehicular stunt on the set of "The Maze Runner: Death Cure." O'Brien suffered a "concussion, facial fracture and lacerations." Production for the film immediately halted thereafter to allow O'Brien time to recover fully. Based on recent photos and public appearances, it appears that O'Brien is back in shipshape form.
Director Wes Ball previously revealed that "Death Cure" will be far different from the last two "The Maze Runner" movies. "It's gonna be a different kind of an engine, a different kind of genre almost and a different sort of color palette and terrain," Ball told Collider.
The movie will pick up a year after the events in the "Scorch Trials" and will follow Thomas and his fellow Gladers stop WCKD once and for all. Finding a cure for The Flare disease will also be one of the primary conflicts in "Death Cure."
Although it is expected that Ball might deviate a bit from the original books written by James Dashner, it's likely that the movie will follow through with the heart-wrenching twist in the book. In "Death Cure" one of the prominent Gladers dies after they discover that he is not immune to the Flare.
"The Maze Runner: The Death Cure" release date has been pushed to Jan. 12, 2018.