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GK Films and Tobey Maguire Surfing ‘The 5th Wave’

Written by on March 9, 2012 

Having successfully pitched it as both a book and film trilogy, author Rick Yancey‘s The 5th Wave will go to Sony, GK Films, and Tobey Maguire‘s Material Pictures for the big screen treatment. Although it might be a little too early to get the full skinny, we’re told that The 5th Wave focuses on “a teenage girl who survives an alien invasion only to then search for her brother, who may or may not have been abducted by human-looking extra-terrestrials.” Surprise, surprise, there’s also some romantic beats, these being with “a boy who might also be an alien in disguise.” [Variety]

The Host is the first thing to jump to mind upon reading that — if only because we’ve covered it a lot — so I’m hoping for a story more exciting things than some Stephenie Meyer teen-lit adaptation; but with copies of the book not even binded yet, we’ll have to wait a little longer than normal to see how it all turns out. Personally, I’ll take Maguire and King‘s interest as a good sign at the moment… even though I could’ve said the same for Andrew Niccol ten months ago.

Based on this news, will you ride The 5th Wave?

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