The trailer for “The 5th Wave,” an upcoming young adult sci-fi film starring Chloe Grace Moretz, was revealed at the 2015 CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week. In the movie, which was filmed in Georgia from October 2014 until January 2015, Moretz stars as 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan, who is living in a world devastated by an alien invasions that come in “waves.” These are when the aliens hide in plain sight among humans to act out their destruction. The film is based on the Rick Yancey book series by the same name.
International Business Times gave an account of the trailer from beginning to end, starting with the first scenes of Cassie attending high school and doing typical teenager things like pursuing her latest crush. Suddenly, a news broadcast warns everyone that an unknown object is circling the planet. Technology failures are caused by the first wave. A jetliner falls out of the sky and explodes. The second wave causes a massive earthquake. The third wave triggers the spread of an unknown disease that kills tons of people. The fourth wave is when the “invasion” began. Cassie survived the fourth wave, but her father was not so lucky. This is when she becomes separated from her little brother Sammy.
“I want to be ready,” Cassie says, while scenes flash by showing her preparing for battle in the next wave.
“If the fifth wave succeeds, humanity will be wiped from the face of the earth,” says actor Liev Schreiber, who plays Colonel Vosch.
The final scene in the trailer shows Moretz holding a gun and approaching a mysterious figure. She asks, “What are you?”
Cassie must overcome many obstacles to save her little brother. Along the way, she meets a young man who may become her final hope. Will she win the battle against the aliens’ fifth invasion?
“The 5th Wave” will be released on Jan. 26, 2016.