Chloe Moretz is out to save the world in 5 new clips from The 5th Wave

Fresh off her stint as Hit-Girl, Kick-Ass alum Chloe Moretz is looking to launch her very own young adult sci-fi franchise.

Five new clips from  The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey’s book trilogy, have been released — showing Moretz as one of the few survivors after our planet has been attacked by a hostile force that is getting more and more violent with each wave (get it?) of attacks. With The Hunger Games officially wrapped, it’ll be interesting to see if audiences are interested in seeing Moretz step into the young heroine role in a sci-fi epic. Hey, there's a cultural gap to fill — and we know she definitely has the action chops.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

In the new film The 5th Wave, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope — if she can only trust him.

Check out the footage below and let us know what you think:

The 5th Wave opens Jan. 15.

(Via The Playlist)

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