Chloe Moretz Gets Her Own Young Adult Project with 'The 5th Wave'
Now that Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley have their own young adult franchises, it's time for an equally talented young actress to get her own as well. The Wrap has learned that Sony Pictures has landed Chloe Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In, Kick-Ass) to lead The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey's popular young adult novel of the same name. The book is the first in a young adult trilogy (of course) about Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks of human-looking aliens against Earth. On the run to save her younger brother, she meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope to survive. Read on!
With beings that only look human, this sounds a bit cheap, almost like The Host, but the book has proven to be popular since being published in May of 2013. Before that GK Films preemptively purchased the rights to the project in March of 2012 when it was just a proposal for a young adult trilogy. J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) is directing from a script by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), and hopefully Moretz's talent can make another young adult, sci-fi adaptation worth watching. We just hope it's better than The Host, and more on par with something like The Hunger Games. Interested?