Monday, October 12, 2015

NM ranch to let more film shoots despite ‘Maze Runner’ flap

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – The manager of a private New Mexico ranch says he will continue to let movie productions film at the site despite a recent flap over American Indian artifacts. Diamond Tail Ranch manager Roch Hart told The Associated Press he’s happy a 20th Century Fox investigation found that cast from “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” didn’t take any ancient items from the ranch as originally claimed. Twentieth Century Fox said last week a studio probe concluded no items were removed from the ranch just south of San Felipe Pueblo, despite remarks from the film’s star, Dylan O’Brien. Hart says actors did not leave designated areas and the ranch isn’t missing any artifacts. But he says the case has convinced the ranch to impose stricter guidelines for future productions.

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