Four waves of increasingly-deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruins. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope–if she can only trust him.—Sony Pictures Entertainment
Scenes were filmed on Cotton Avenue in Macon, Georgia, which was made to look post-apocalyptic. Some buildings were damaged by pyrotechnic effects, including a bus explosion that damaged several businesses. Some residents called the city, wanting them to pick up the trash on the streets.