John R. Leonetti to Direct Film Adaptation of Graphic Novel Tag for 20th Century Fox. The horror graphic novel Tag is the latest in a line of adaptations being developed by 20th Century Fox. The big screen adaptation would be helmed by Annabelle director John R. Leonetti.
Deadline reports that the Boom! Studios property will be Leonetti’s next project after the success of his latest film Annabelle. The upcoming movie will have a screenplay written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski. Tag was originally under development at Universal, but after losing the rights, Fox picked it up in a first look deal with Boom! Studios. The publishing company’s CEO Ross Richie will produce the picture along with President of Development Stephen Christy and Senior VP of Film Adam Yoelin. Fox’s own Ryan Jones and Mark Roybal will be on board to produce as well.
Created by Keith Giffen, the 2006 miniseries follows a man who gets ‘tagged’ by a random stranger and discovers that his body is decaying. The man goes into a race against time to find out more about this curse and decide whether to pass his condition onto somebody else by tagging them. The miniseries went for three issues before bringing them together into a single graphic novel in 2014. Tag was drawn by Kody Chamberlain and Chee.
There has been no word on whether the film would follow the graphic novel’s plot, but the adaptation will be made into a psychological thriller with some supernatural elements and would have a female lead.
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