Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox has tapped Annabelle director John R. Leonetti to helm an adaptation of Tag, a comics miniseries by DC Comics writer Keith Giffen and Kody Chamberlain (BloodRayne, Sweets). Fox bought the rights to the BOOM! Studios title and has ordered a script from Stephanie writers Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski.

In the comic, an everyday man begins to waste away after being “tagged” by a stranger on the street. He must decide whether to let himself rot or save his own life by passing it along to some other unsuspecting person. It’s a dilemma as old as time—or as old as the movies Thinner, The Ring, and It Follows, at least.

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The film is reportedly going the “psychological thriller with supernatural elements” route and will include a female protagonist. It’s unclear if this means that the cursed man will become a cursed woman for the movie, or if there will be two people running around town playing the most vicious game of It ever.