I know that the idea of a “tag” movie — “tag” being the playground game, not any other kind of tag (skin tag) — sounds laughable, and may remind you of that Extreme Musical Chairs gameshow the CW tried to get going last year (which, by the way, I don’t know what happened with) (is it America’s #1 show?), but it’s not quite as laughable as it might seem! Look, from SlashFilm:

For 23 years, a group of friends from Washington state have been playing a game of tag. [Ed. Note: I know, but stay with it.] It started in high school, and went through college. Rules eventually developed that turned it into a no-holds-barred, nationwide game that goes on every year throughout the month of February. Who ever is “it” will travel all over the country to tag one of their competitors, sometimes creating elaborate schemes to do so. Whoever is “it” at the end of the month is “it” for the whole year.

In January, the novel idea caught the interest of a Wall Street Journal reporter who turned it into a human interest story. Since then, the Tag Brothers, as they’ve been coined, have been fielding pitches from Hollywood producers who want to turn their real life game into a movie.

Wednesday, the Tag Brothers sold the rights to their story to Broken Road producer Todd Garner. He’ll create a pitch and take it to Hollywood studios.

Those included in the game of tag travel around the world and set up pranks, apparently, and hire people to play parts in the pranks to fool the people trying to tag them, etc., and it all seems very elaborate and expensive, but also kind of fun to hear about? I would DEF 4 SURE listen to the This American Life episode about this game of tag. Would I watch the movie? I don’t know! Maybe. Who’s in it? What’s the spin? Is it romantic, or no? What’s it called? Who’s directing? (Is it the Duplass Bros?) (If it’s the Duplass Bros then I would see it, but I’d know beforehand that I would not like it.) Oh, you don’t know any of the answers yet? No one does? Well, do you want to throw around a few ideas for the “what’s it called” question? Ok, great! If you want! Here are mine: 

  • Tag!
  • You’re It!
  • Tag, You’re It!
  • The Game
  • The Players
  • 23 Years of Tag
  • That’s A Game (TAG)
  • We’ve Been Doing This For A Very Long Time!
  • Tag: The Game: The Movie: The Lifestyle?
  • It (Not The Clown One)
  • The Tag Movie
  • The Social Netwo-TAG!

Good! I did a great job. Now it’s your turn! Tag! You’re it! Ha-ha!

Comments (36)
  1. Catch Me If You Can

  2. Tag: The Pretense

    Also there could be a sequel. Freeze Tag: My Year in Hell

  3. The Runaround, with a soundtrack by Blue Traveler.

  4. Whaa. Haha, You Got Me But Watch Out. I’m Gonna Get You Next Whoooa Here I Come HAHA

  5. Truth, Altruism, Giving: TAG! You’re it! (in which the person who is tagged at the end of the month has to give back to the community.

    The others I have are okay: Trains, Automobiles, Gliders, That’s a Gaffe!

  6. The Brotherhood of the Traveling Tag

  7. None of this works if tag-backs are allowed.

  8. The Truth About Grownups

  9. I Know Who Tagged Me

  10. “Dicking Around at Work”

  11. Screenwriters With Dreams Of Social And Artistic Examination Just Give The Fuck Up

  12. Eh, I’ll wait for Pretend This Branch Is a Sword: The Movie.

  13. I don’t know what to call it, but this is the perfect story to base it on

  14. Tagg: The Taggart Romney Story

  15. The Legend of Tagger Vance

  16. upto I saw the paycheck saying $5184, I be certain that…my… sister had been truley earning money in there spare time on their laptop.. there friends cousin has done this for less than twenty months and by now cleared the mortgage on their home and bought a great new Mini Cooper. go to……… BIT40.ℂOℳ

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