Filming on the new Maze Runner movie suspended because of injuries suffered by star Dylan O'Brien

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Filming on the Maze Runner movie has been halted because of injuries suffered by its star Dylan O'Brien.

The 24-year-old was hurt last month while working on Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final instalment of the series.

Maze Runner statr Dylan O'Brien
Maze Runner statr Dylan O'Brien (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

The on-set accident reportedly involved a vehicular stunt in British Columbia during work on the sci-fi movie series, based on author James Dashner's novels.

Twentieth Century Fox said it planned to restart production as soon as possible.

The cast of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
The cast of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials (Sylvain Gaboury/AP)

A spokesman for O'Brien - who also stars in television series Teen Wolf - said he was recovering from the incident.

Fox did not comment on whether or not the delay would impact the film's planned February 2017 release.