‘The 5th Wave’ Lands A Screenwriter

If you have yet to read Rick Yancey’s engrossing alien-invasion YA “The 5th Wave,” you better get on it quick because the apocalypse waits for no one. Further evidence: The novel’s big-screen adaptation has landed itself a talented scriptrix.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Susannah Grant, who recieved an Oscar nomination for the “Erin Brokovich” screenplay, will adapt the novel, which is being produced by Tobey Maguire’s production company.

For the uninitiated, “The 5th Wave” is the first in a proposed trilogy and follows 16-year-old Cassie, one of the remaining survivors following an extra-terrestrial attack. All alone, she roams the remains of the Midwest in search of her brother, whom she hopes against hope is still alive after being carted away to supposed safety by a group of soldiers.

The book’s been one of the buzziest teen reads this year, and with a talented screenwriter in place, prepare to hear plenty more about the movie version (casting!) as the months roll on.

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