After making his directorial debut with The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle, John R. Leonetti is adapting the 2006 comic book miniseries Tag for the big screen. The comic book is about a man who unsuspectingly gets “tagged” (like the playground game that has killed time for generations of bored children) by a stranger, only to find himself subsequently starting to rot away. He is left with the dilemma of whether to keep rotting, or to tag somebody else so he returns to normal – it is, essentially, a far more innocent version of It Follows.
The screenplay is being written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, who already have another horror screenplay in production: Stephanie, a horror movie from director Akiva Goldsman, best known as the Oscar Award winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind, and more infamously, the screenwriter of Batman & Robin. Tag has no release date yet, but 20th Century Fox appear to be putting this on the fast-track to production.