Tag is an upcoming comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic and written by Rob McKittrick and Mark Steilen.
It is due for release on June 15, 2018. The film is based on a story that was published in The Wall Street Journal.
The film is based on a real life group of friends known for playing a month long game of tag. The group was profiled in The Wall Street Journal in January of 2013, after which the group began receiving offers to adapt their story into a movie. They sold the rights to their story the next month. It was initially developed with Will Ferrell and Jack Black in mind, however both would eventually leave the project. Jeremy Renner fractured his right elbow and his left wrist during filming
One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag — risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down. This time, the game coincides with the wedding of the only undefeated player. What should be an easy target soon becomes an all-out war as he knows they’re coming to get him.
Initial release: June 15, 2018 (USA)
Director: Jeff Tomsic
Production company: New Line Cinema
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Producers: Mark Steilen, Todd Garner, Sean Robins
Screenplay: Mark Steilen, Rob McKittrick