1. The 5th Wave is a 2016 American science fiction thriller film, directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner, based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey.
2. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, and Liev Schreiber.
3. Development began in March 2012, when Sony picked up the film rights to the trilogy, with Graham King’s production company GK Films and Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures.
4. Filming took place in Atlanta, Georgia from October 2014 to January 2015.
5. The 5th Wave was released on January 22, 2016 in the United States by Columbia Pictures.
6. The plot: Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth destroyed. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.
7. In April 2015, it was announced that Henry Jackman would compose the music for the film.
8. Columbia Pictures originally set the film for a January 29, 2016 release. On April 30, 2015, they pushed the release date forward to January 15, 2016. In December 2015, they moved the release date to January 22, 2016. It was released on January 14, 2016 in Australia, Germany and the Middle East.
9. Chloë Grace Moretz was the only actress who auditioned for the part of Cassie.
10. Chloë Grace Moretz was the only actress who auditioned for the part of Cassie.
11. Tye Sheridan, Nick Robinson and Mitchell Hope auditioned for the role of Ben Parish.
12. During filming in Macon, GA, a bus explosion damaged several businesses along Cotton Avenue.
13. Scenes were filmed on Cotton Avenue in Macon, Georgia which was made to look post-apocalyptic and a little too realistically. Some buildings were damaged by pyrotechnic effects, and residents called the city asking for them to pick up the trash on the streets.
14. On August 31, 2015, Chloë Grace Moretz revealed that she read the novel this movie is based on 3 times. She said that she was very excited to play her favorite character from the book.
15. Oompa in the book is meant to be an overweight 7-8 year old.
16. In the book Reznik is a guy.
17. The book is set in Dayton, Ohio.
18. The third book is named “The Last Star”.
19. In the book, Ringer has black hair and is of Asian ethnicity.
20. A Sony leaked email revealed that Viggo Mortensen, Russell Crowe, Jason Clarke, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Badge Dale and Ethan Hawke were considered for the role of Vosch, ranked from first to sixth respectively. Guy Pearce, Demián Bichir, Luke Evans, Ben Foster, Joel Edgerton and Jared Leto were also considered. The part went to Liev Schreiber.
21. The second book in the series is called The Infinite Sea and it was released in 2014.
22. Wooded scene taken on Jackson trail outside of Winder, Georgia, USA.
23. Author Rick Yancey, who wrote the book on which the film is based, once worked for the Internal Revenue Service.
24. Author Rick Yancey, who wrote the book on which the film is based, once worked for the Internal Revenue Service.
25. In the book Evan Walker has brown eyes that Cassie describes as the color of chocolate.
26. Author Rick Yancey, who wrote the book on which the film is based, once worked for the Internal Revenue Service.
27. A motion picture adaptation of the novel of the same title.
28. Columbia Pictures had originally set the film for a January 29, 2016, release. On April 30, 2015, they pushed the release date forward to January 22, 2016.