Universal Pictures has hired Carey Malloy to adapt Tag, a horror comic book published by Boom! Studios, which was originally announced a few months back (images inside). Marc Platt is producing the adaptation along with Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby via their Boom Entertainment Inc. banner. The story in “Tag” is set in motion when an average Joe strolls down the street after a fight with his girlfriend and a random stranger tags him, handing off an ancient pagan curse. He begins to literally die, seeing his body decompose every day before his eyes. Cursed, he must either surrender or find the next victim to tag. The comic book was written by comics veteran Keith Giffen and drawn by Kody Chamberlain.