Later this month, we have the return of W.C.K.D and The Gladers in Maze Runner: Scorch Trials and, only a couple of months after that, the epic The Hunger Games franchise concludes with Mockingjay Part 2. At a time where the YA genre is at its biggest, the latest to join the ranks is the Chloë Moretz starring The 5th Wave - and it has received a teaser trailer.

***UPDATE: The film's first poster has also just released and it has been added to the bottom of this article.***

The young actress is leading the latest YA franchise, based on the hit series by author Rick Yancey, as Cassie Sullivan, a girl who sets out in search for her missing brother in a world that is facing an alien invasion. These aliens look like humans but, of course, are out for blood. Of course, The 5th Wave is the first in a trilogy of novels  by Yancey, with The Infinite Sea and The Last Star following. The novels received massive critical acclaim when they first released so it will be interested to see just how the film fares when it releases early next year, especially compared to other young-adult films.

This evening, Sony Pictures have debuted the first trailer for the film and it's not too bad. The reveal sets up the premise nicely and explains the whole idea behind the title of The 5th Wave and just what these 5 waves are, for all the non-readers out there, and also gives us a basic idea as to the tone of the project and what to expect. It's a little conventional though and doesn't look to unique or spectacular. We have your typical genre-tropes at play here and it really doesn't seem as big or as epic as something like The Maze Runner. It's still early days, however, with marketing having just kicked off so here's to hoping that this film proves me wrong.

Here's the film's official synopsis:
In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope.
With J. Blakeson at the helm, and starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Maika Monroe, Nick Robinson and Ron Livingston, The 5th Wave opens here, in the UK, on January 22nd, 2016.

Check out the trailer below:

UPDATE: And here's that first poster. It's pretty cool, right? I'm loving the dark, gritty, desolate feel and tone to it:

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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