For fans of the beloved Rick Yancey novel, today, January 29, marks exactly one year until the highly-anticipated The 5th Wave hits theaters. To kick off the countdown, Columbia Pictures has released a brief trailer, featuring tiny snippets of footage from the adaptation, which showcases the post-apocalyptic state the world has been left in. Sadly, we don't get our first look at star Chloe Moretz and Alex Roe, who play survivors Cassie Sullivan and Evan Walker, but perhaps we'll get the first footage soon, since production recently wrapped.
Aliens attack Earth in 5 waves, the 1st wave being a permanent blackout of power, setting earth back into the Stone Age. The 2nd wave being a massive tsunami, killing off all coastal cities. The 3rd wave being a plague caused by birds, leaving only the unlucky alive. The 4th wave being humans with activated alien brains. And what's The 5th Wave? Well that's what Cassie Sullivan wants to know. As she goes to fulfill a promise she'd made, to return to her brother, she meets Evan Walker, a strange but beautiful boy with a secret he won't tell her. But the closer she gets with Evan the closer she gets to getting her brother and unraveling the secrets of The 5th Wave.
The supporting cast is rounded out by Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Maika Monroe and Liev Schreiber in this thriller from director J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed). Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more footage as the countdown to The 5th Wave continues all year long.