J Blakeson made quite an impression with his directorial debut with The Disappearance of Alice Creed, but we haven’t had anything from him since then. Now he may have found his next project, as he’s circling the science fiction thriller The Fifth Wave, according to Variety.
Sony is backing the movie, which is based on the Rick Yancey’s novel. It follows a girl searching for her brother after a series of alien invasions have destroyed humanity’s resolve. She is on the run from being that look human but aren’t, and then runs into the mysterious Evan Walker, who may be her and her brother’s only hope.
Graham King and Tobey Maguire are producing (Maguire isn’t currently attached to star), with the hope that this can become a franchise.