Starring in the film adaption of the best-selling novel by Rick Yancey, Chloe Grace Moretz, 17, is soon to be the next big sci-fi film series heroine.
She was spotted on set in Atlanta, Georgia for the first day of filming, confirmed by her tweet earlier that day: “Today was an amazing first day of filming on @5thwavemovie !! Went so well, 🙂 #CassieSullivan is real!”
As you can guess from reading her tweet, Moretz will be portraying the main character of the book series, Cassie Sullivan. The film, directed by J Blakeson, is set to follow the soon to be complete book trilogy since the second book was only just published on September 26th this year.
That’s right, the series isn’t even done yet and it’s already being adapted; that’s how good it is! Trust me, I’ve read the first book and am dying to read the next, just need to get my hands on it.
The story circulates around Cassie, portrayed by Moretz, a 16-year-old who tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.
Chloe, best known for her role as Hitgirl in the Kick-Ass movies has already been seen in character on set, wearing a chic navy and grey school uniform, along with her co-star, Gabriela Lopez. If only school uniforms were always that cute.
Moretz has become a sort of young queen in Hollywood; acting from a young age, she’s already had a lifetime of experience. She’s a great actress and it’s a bonus that she doesn’t limit herself at all to new roles.
She went from butt-kicking super heroine to telekinetic Prom crasher, to prostitute and in her latest project, to alien fighting high-schooler. (These are all references to some of her most popular roles; Hitgirl from Kick-Ass, Carrie, her role in The Equalizer and Cassie Sullivan in The 5TH Wave.)
Not much detail is known about how the adaption of the first book in the series is going since filming has only just begun. Only details of the cast and the directors have been released and knowledge that The 5th Wave is meant to be released in two years.
Being a bookworm myself, I can definitely say that it is an epic story; sci-fi, action, hilarious characters and suspenseful chapters and not to mention, ALIENS! Even though the movie isn’t due until January 29th, 2016, I totally recommend watching it.