Last weekend, Sony debuted the international trailer for their highly-anticipated young adult adaptation The 5th Wave, which is set for release on January 15, 2016. While we wait for the next trailer to arrive, Fandango has debuted the new poster, featuring Chloe Moretz as Cassie Sullivan and Zackary Arthur as her younger brother, Sammy. The one-sheet also features the tagline "Protect Your Own," with Cassie and Sammy surveying the destruction left behind by alien forces.
In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, 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 supporting cast includes Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Maika Monroe and Liev Schreiber. J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) directs from an adapted script by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), based on the young adult book by Rick Yancey. The adaptation will debut against 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Ride Along 2 and The Nut Job 2.
With the release of this poster, the first domestic trailer for The 5th Wave is likely just around the corner. The 5th Wave novel was first published in 2013, followed by last year's The Infinite Sea. Rick Yancey is also publishing another book sequel, The Last Star, set to be released sometime in 2016. We don't have word yet on whether or not Sony plans on turning those books into movie sequels, but we'll surely find out after The 5th Wave hits theaters.
The 5th Wave is riding a wave of momentum built by a string of successful young adult adaptations, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent. Whether or not The 5th Wave can capitalize at the box office remains to be seen, but with this talented cast and filmmaker behind the project, it certainly shows promise. While we wait for the new trailer, check out the poster for The 5th Wave, and stay tuned for more details.