Another young adult novel, The Fifth Wave, heading to the movies?

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Director J. Blakeson's debut film, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, has an 81 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and he almost directed a Wool film. But now, instead, he seems primed to direct the movie of The Fifth Wave, Rick Yancey's exciting alien invasion novel.

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According to Variety, Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) is working on the screenplay now — and given the success of the book and the fact that a book sequel is on the way, Sony is hoping this turns into a new franchise. At least it sounds like a different take on alien invasion than we've seen on the big screen lately. Fingers crossed...

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i actually enjoyed this book. It was your typical young adult fair, but it had the added benefit of actually being well written. You don't see that much in YA. Also it avoided some of the cliches of YA fiction (while only barely, more like it skirted around it). for once there wasn't full on team jacob team edward bs, nor was there the whole, destined to be together from the moment they set eyes on each other crap. That said there's still a romantic plotline that i'm sure hollywood will butcher into a team jacob/edward thing, but hey...at least the book did all right by it.