The 5th Wave movie is based on Rick Yancey’s best selling young adult novel of the same name. Humanity is under threat of extinction by aliens, known only as The Other. In the first global wave of attack, power was lost for good. The second destroyed most cities. Plague then carries away most humans, followed by a wave of invasion. The story follows Cassie Sullivan and her younger brother Sam who become separated in this maelstrom.
The 5th wave was to be final extermination of all humans, but instead it is about resistance. As the aliens have taken human form to help kill off any survivors, it is best to travel alone. However Cassie meets the enigmatic Evan Walker. Will he help her to survive and find her brother, or will he be her downfall?
Cassie is played by Chole Grace Moretz (Dark Places, The Equalizer, Kick-Ass), Alex Roe (upcoming Rings, Hot Summer Nights) as Evan Walker and Zackary Arthur debuts as her brother Sam. Screenplay by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinker. Directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed).
A trilogy has been completed through the follow up novels The Infinite Sea and The Last Star. So if this movie proves popular, it is likely more of this devastated world will appear on our screens.