The 5th Wave author discusses book as movie adaptation nears release

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By: Sean Hull

Managing Editor

Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

The upcoming movie “The 5th Wave” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and directed by J Blakeson, will hit theaters nationwide this Friday, Jan. 22. The film is based on the book of the same name by Rick Yancey. “The 5th Wave” follows Cassie Sullivan as she navigates an Earth ravaged by alien invasion in search for her little brother Sam.  

The Campus Ledger recently received the opportunity sit in on a conference call with the author. Hit play to hear from Rick Yancey about his book being transformed into a film, his thoughts on dystopian high schools and why he describes the teenage years of one’s life as “apocalyptic.”


Yancey is also known for his books “The Monstrumologist,” The Alfred Kropp series, and his memoir “Confessions of a Tax Collector” about the 12 years he spent working as a debt collector for the Internal Revenue Service.   

Watch the trailer for the upcoming film here:

Contributions from ECAV Radio: Shawn Simpson, associate manager. 



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