Hunker down with this hell-raising trailer for Sony's new alien invasion movie, The 5th Wave, as unwelcome shapeshifting extraterrestrials lay waste to planet Earth via a knockout combination of tsunamis, plagues and power outages. Based on the popular YA book series by Rick Yancey, this familiar-feeling adaptation certainly has an arrogant air of deja vu, but it still manages to carve out a darkly styled narrative that should be attractive to tween audiences or undiscriminating adults who adored TV sci-fi survival fare like Falling Skies and First Wave.
Here's the official synopsis:
Starring Chloë Grace Moretz and based on the bestseller: In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.
Check out the trailer below:
Opening Jan. 15, 2016, and directed by J. Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), The 5th Wave stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Liev Schreiber, Ron Livingston and Nick Robinson.
Are you set to support humanity's resistance or hoping to sit this one out?