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. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, and Liev Schreiber.
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. Filming took place in Atlanta, Georgia from October 2014 to January 2015.
The 5th Wave was released on January 22, 2016 in the United States by Columbia Pictures. It received negative reviews from critics, but has grossed over $105 million worldwide.