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Scenes were filmed on Cotton Avenue in Macon, Georgia which was made to look post-apocalyptic and a little too realistically. Some buildings were damaged by pyrotechnic effects, and residents called the city asking for them to pick up the trash on the streets.
During filming in Macon, GA, a bus explosion damaged several businesses along Cotton Avenue.
On August 31, 2015, Chloë Grace Moretz revealed that she read the novel this movie is based on 3 times. She said that she was very excited to play her favorite character from the book.
In the book Reznik is a guy.
Oompa in the book is meant to be an overweight 7-8 year old.
The song Cassie sings for Sam is Coldplay's Don't Panic.
Originally, the film had a sex scene between Cassie and Evan, but the scene didn't make it to the final cut. However, the scene is included as part of 'deleted scenes' on the DVD.
The world cities seen being destroyed in the tsunami sequence are Miami, Bangkok, London, and New York City.
Tye Sheridan, Nick Robinson and Mitchell Hope auditioned for the role of Ben Parish.
The story have taken inspiration from the John Carpenter film They Live (1988) where the protagonist wear special glasses in order to see the true form of aliens that have invaded earth.
The book is set in Dayton, Ohio.
In the book, Ringer has black hair and is of Asian ethnicity.
A Sony leaked email revealed that Viggo Mortensen, Russell Crowe, Jason Clarke, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Badge Dale and Ethan Hawke were considered for the role of Vosch, ranked from first to sixth respectively. Guy Pearce, Demián Bichir, Luke Evans, Ben Foster, Joel Edgerton and Jared Leto were also considered. The part went to Liev Schreiber.
The verse Colonel vosch (liev shrieber ) recites to the kids that are being trained as solider ( when I was a child I talked like a child, I thought like a child ,I reasoned like a child but when I became an adult I put away childish things) is from the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:11
Wooded scene taken on Jackson trail outside of Winder, Georgia, USA.
The third book is named "The Last Star".
J Blakeson 's first film since The Dissappearance of Alice Creed, which was released in 2009.
The second book in the series is called The Infinite Sea and it was released in 2014.
In the book Evan Walker has brown eyes that Cassie describes as the color of chocolate.
A Sony leaked email revealed that Natalie Portman, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Robin Wright, Rachel Weisz and Naomie Harris were considered for the role of Reznik, ranked from first to sixth respectively. Michelle Rodriguez, Marisa Tomei, and Juliette Lewis were also considered. The part went to Maria Bello.
A Sony leaked email revealed that Mark Ruffalo, Joel Edgerton, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke and Liev Schreiber were considered for the role of Bob. The part went to Michael Beasley.
Columbia Pictures had originally set the film for a January 29, 2016, release. On April 30, 2015, they pushed the release date forward to January 22, 2016.
Author Rick Yancey, who wrote the book on which the film is based, once worked for the Internal Revenue Service.
Reznik (played by Maria Bello) is wearing heavy makeup while in uniform and on duty. The military branches do not allow heavy makeup. Her hairstyle as well is inappropriate for duty. Hair of that length should be secured.
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In the scene where Col Vosch gives the speech to his youth soldier, he quotes from I Corinthians 13:11 "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I understood as a child, but when I became an adult I put away childish things". This is part of the chapter commonly referred to as "The Love Chapter" as it speaks of how love endures.
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A motion picture adaptation of the novel of the same title.
This movie reunites Maria Bello and Ron Livingston; they both starred in the Oscar-nominated film, "The Cooler".
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the book Evan and Cassie had already planned the invasion and the explosion. When in the movie they just seemed to be lucky to find each other at the Military Base.
In the last few minutes of the movie Ben and Cassie are talking. Cassie tells Ben that she is named after the constellation Cassiopeia. Ben says that he's named after Ben and Jerry's ice cream. In one of the earlier scenes of the movie where Cassie is in the gas station she hears a sound. And on one of the freezers she passes on the left is a Ben and Jerry's ice cream sticker.

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