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Chloe Moretz Surfs To The Fifth Wave
She's set for the novel adaptation

10 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Wrap

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Having locked down its directorial choice in The Disappearance Of Alice Creed’s J Blakeson, Sony and GK Films have been on the hunt for a star for its new sci-fi thriller The Fifth Wave. You can now consider that position filled, as Chloe Moretz will be taking the lead.

With Susannah Grant on script duty adapting Rick Yancy’s novel, The Fifth Wave is set in the aftermath of a series of deadly alien attacks on the Earth. The evil extra-terrestrials have been slowly winnowing down our defences with a series of attacks that leave our planet a darkened, doomed place where its new conquerors roam in near-human form, picking off survivors.

Moretz is set to play Cassie Sullivan, a young woman hoping to rescue her brother who figures that her safest bet is to travel alone. Until, that is, she meets the beguiling Evan Walker, who could very well be her last hope. But can she trust him?

Yancy’s first book was published last year, and when Sony snapped up the rights, they included his proposal for a three-book series, so no doubt the producers are hoping this spawns a Hunger Games/Divergent-style franchise.

As for Moretz, she’s got several films queued up waiting for release including existential teen drama If I Stay, Gillian Flynn thriller Dark Places and Denzel Washington action drama The Equalizer, which is due on 10 October.


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Safe if not inspiring
Would have preferred an unknown, but guess this is a reasonably safe choice - be interesting to see how they do her sardonic asides to herself - perhaps a Veronica Mars style internal dialogue/narration. Book is pretty good and worth a read, though the twist (i.e. what the 5th wave turns out to be) is pretty easy to work out. More

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