Chloe Moretz has signed on to star in the big screen adaptation of the bestselling novel, “The 5th Wave.” The film is based the book of the same name written by Rick Yancey.
In this tense thriller, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope.
The novel has been a phenomenon in young adult literature, with 20 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list, 240,000 hardcover units sold, and 55,000 e-books sold. The novel, which has also had tremendous crossover appeal with adults, was honored with the 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award in the UK. The second book in Yancey’s planned trilogy, “The Infinite Sea,” will be published on September 16, 2014.
The 5th Wave will be directed by J. Blakeson with a screenplay from Susannah Grant. Graham King will produce along with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe through his Material Pictures.