YA adaptation stars Chloë Grace Moretz.

Principal photography has commenced on Columbia Pictures’ YA adaptation The 5th Wave starring Chloë Grace Moretz, set to open in the US on January 29, 2016.

J Blakeson directs from a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. 

The story centres on teenager Cassie Sullivan (Moretz) who attempts to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population.

The 5th Wave also stars Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Zackary Arthur and Liev Schreiber.

Tobey Maguire produces alongside Graham King, Lynn Harris and Matthew Plouffe, while Denis O’Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti oversee the project for the studio.