WHO’S IN IT?
Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), Ron Livingston (Vacation), Maggie Siff (Push), Alex Roe (The Calling), Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Maika Monroe (It Follows), Liev Schreiber (Salt), Zackary Arthur (Transparent), Tony Revolori (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Talitha Bateman (The Hive)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), director; Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), writers; Tim Headington (Hugo), Graham King (The Departed), Tobey Maguire (Rock of Ages) and Matthew Plouffe (Z for Zachariah), producers; Henry Jackman (Big Hero 6), composer; Enrique Chediak (127 Hours), cinematographer; Paul Rubell (Transformers), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Four global catastrophes hit the Earth as part of an alien invasion – the first is the loss of electricity; the second is a series of tsunamis; the third is a deadly virus; and the fourth is the inhabiting of human bodies. As teenager Cassie (Moretz) goes on the run in order to save her younger brother Sammy (Arthur), she becomes cautious about who she can trust to help her – especially with the fifth, and most devastating, catastrophe still to come…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A YA adaptation with a very sci-fi feel to it, The 5th Wave might rise up to be one of the most engaging films of its type post-Hunger Games.