DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Dylan O’Brien is in negotiations with CBS Films to play Mitch Rapp in American Assassin, the adaptation of the Vince Flynn bestselling novel series that Michael Cuesta will direct for CBS Films and Lionsgate. O’Brien will play the title character, who ruthlessly carries out covert counter-terrorist operations for the CIA in the book series. A deal is expected to make shortly, ending a long search for what is expected to be a star making role. He would star alongside Michael Keaton, who signed on earlier to play Stan Hurley, a badass Cold War veteran who teaches the young assassin everything he needs to know. Stephen Schiff adapted the novel and Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler are producing. CBS Films and Lionsgate are co-financing; CBS Films is overseeing the production and marketing while Lionsgate will release what is hoped to be the start of a series. Production begins this summer.

Lionsgate will be selling foreign on the film, and having O’Brien in the fold will surely help. It also means he’s recovering from his injuries incurred during the shooting of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which had to be postponed to give him time.

The series will begin as Rapp is a black ops recruit who’s devastated by the loss of his fiancee to a terrorist attack. The CIA deputy director assigns the shadowy Hurley to train a grief-stricken but highly motivated Rapp how to thwart terrorist operations and hunt the perpetrators. As Rapp’s training progresses, the pair is dispatched on a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative from starting World War III in the Middle East. Rapp appears in 14 bestselling novels written by Flynn, who died in 2013. This has long been thought of as fertile ground for an action franchise, but it has taken forever to crystallize.

O’Brien is best known for The Maze Runner, and he’s part of the cast of the upcoming Deepwater Horizon, which is being made by Summit so clearly they got a good look at the young actor’s potential. WME and Principal Entertainment rep him.

Get better soon Dylan. We all love you so much.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Fox’s The Maze Runner: The Death Cure has shut down production for the foreseeable future because its star’s injuries from an accident on set are more severe than initially expected.

Dylan O’Brien was injured while shooting the YA action-adventure sequel on March 18. Sources say he was in a harness on top of a moving vehicle when he was pulled off the vehicle unexpectedly and hit by another vehicle. A report from WorkSafeBC described his injuries as including a “concussion, facial fracture and lacerations.”

Production on the film was shut down in March in order for the actor to recover, with Fox believing it would take only a few weeks and scheduling a May 9 resumption. However, sources now say that cast and crew have been sent home, and a new start date will depend on O’Brien’s recovery and the ability to reassemble the large cast and crew. Insiders say O’Brien’s injuries are more severe than first believed.

“His injuries are very serious, and he needs more time to recover,” said O’Brien’s publicist, Jennifer Allen.

“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,” said a statement from Fox.

The Fox project was slated for release on Feb, 17, 2017, but because of the lengthy delay, the film likely won’t be able to make that date.

Wes Ball is directing the third film in the trilogy, in which O’Brien’s character, Thomas, embarks on a mission to find a cure to a deadly disease known as the “Flare.”

Ball released a statement soon after O’Brien was first injured in March, stating, “Well, it’s been a whirlwind of emotions these past few days. 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.”

THR.COM – The project was once to have been a vehicle for Emma Stone.

Little White Corvette is the little engine that could.

The action comedy that was once set up at two different studios and was to have been a starring vehicle for Emma Stone has now been picked up by Twentieth Century Fox.

Dylan O’Brien, the star of Fox’s Maze Runner franchise, is attached to star in Corvette while Iain Morris, who co-created the British comedy The Inbetweeners, is in talks to direct.

The script by Michael Diliberti centers on a dysfunctional pair of siblings, a nerdy brother and a wild older sister, who find a stash of cocaine in their late father’s 1977 Corvette Stingray. They hope to make their problems disappear by scoring a million dollar deal in Miami but their road trip goes south when they are pursued by not only the police but a mysterious man in a Dodge Demon.

O’Brien would play the brother. The sister has not been cast.

Graham King of GK Films is producing. Emma Watts and Jason Young are overseeing for the studio.

Corvette first hit the pavement at MRC and then in 2012 GK Films acquired the script in a seven-figure deal with Stone attached. It was last being parked at Columbia.

O’Brien, repped by WME and Gotham/Principal, is also the star of MTV’s Teen Wolf and will be seen with Mark Wahlberg in Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon.

Morris is repped by UTA.

The Scorch Trials and Teen Wolf are nominated for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. You can head over to vote.peopleschoice.com to vote for the two!

Favorite Action Movie
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones
Outlander
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead

The first wave of nominees for The Teen Choice Awards have been announced and The Maze Runner and Dylan have been nominated. Voting for the awards will begin tomorrow, Wednesday at 12PM PST! Teen Choice 2015 will air Sunday, August 16 at 8/7c LIVE on FOX.

Movies Choice Movie: Action/Adventure
Furious 7
Insurgent
Kingsman: The Secret Service
San Andreas
The Maze Runner
Tracers

Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure
Ansel Elgort – Insurgent
Dylan O’Brien- The Maze Runner
Paul Walker – Furious 7
Taylor Lautner- Tracers
Theo James – Insurgent
Vin Diesel – Furious 7

Dylan will be on LIVE with Kelly and Michael this Monday, September 15th to talk about his new film “The Maze Runner!”

Got any scoop on Stiles and Lydia from Teen Wolf? —Amy
Executive producer Jeff Davis gives some information about the next episode that could definitely affect the couple. Let’s just say that the episode is titled “Weaponized,” and it brings in a brand new assassin called The Chemist. According to Davis, the episode “will also include a crucial moment between Stiles and Malia that may threaten to destroy their relationship.”

-Source: EW.com

The second wave of nominees have been announced for the Teen Choice Awards! Dylan is nominated for Choice TV Villain! Make sure you head over to TeenChoiceAwards.com to vote everyday!

Choice TV Villain
Robbie Kay, “Once Upon A Time”
Jane Lynch, GLEE
Dylan O’Brien, “Teen Wolf”
Janel Parrish, “Pretty Little Liars”
Paul Wesley, “The Vampire Diaries”

Network Takes a Bite Out of the Convention Center Floor with First Ever “Teen Wolf” Themed Booth

New York, NY (June 26, 2014)—MTV announced today that its hit drama series “Teen Wolf” will return to San Diego Comic-Con for the fifth year in a row with a panel featuring series’ stars on Thursday, July 24. “Teen Wolf” will also have a show-themed booth on the convention center floor for the first time ever.

Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, plus new cast members Shelley Hennig and Dylan Sprayberry, along with Executive Producer Jeff Davis, will once again take Comic-Con by storm, giving fans a can’t-miss panel in which they will share season four secrets, debut a new mid-season trailer and answer fan questions. The panel will be moderated by Buzzfeed Senior Editor, Jarett Wieselman.

The “Teen Wolf” booth (#3729) will be open to fans all weekend long and will be highlighted by signings and special appearances by cast and crew. The booth will also feature four full days of activations where fans can insert themselves into a custom character poster and create their own “Teen Wolf”-inspired monster. Additionally, MTV commissioned artist Swann Smith to illustrate a limited edition bestiary that serves as a full guide to the creatures of Beacon Hills. The bestiary will be distributed for free throughout the weekend and Swann will be on hand signing copies at the booth.

-Source: SDCC

Also confirmed for SDCC is 20th Century Fox film The Maze Runner, the upcoming film based on the James Dashner young adult series. The film was originally slated for last month (and it even appeared at Nerd HQ during last summer’s SDCC), but was pushed back to September19, 2014.

Lead actor Dylan O’Brien, best known for appearing in Teen Wolf, told Hypable last fall that the move will allow them to appear at San Diego Comic-Con in a much bigger way for 2014:

“We get to do Comic-Con San Diego next year, which we wouldn’t have gotten to do otherwise, so that’ll be good too.”

We’ve also been hearing that it’s very possible we’ll be seeing the film and O’Brien at WonderCon next month.

-Source: sdccblog.com