Todd Field Adapting The Creed of Violence

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Universal has hired Todd Field to adapt The Creed of Violence, the Boston Teran novel that the studio acquired last fall.

Michael De Luca has signed on to produce the Western epic.

Field has committed only to write at this point, but he is selective about assignments and rarely scripts projects he doesn’t direct. His most recent writing efforts were Little Children and In the Bedroom, and he is also booked to write and direct an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” for producer Scott Rudin.

“Creed” takes place in 1910, as two men — a desperado and a government agent with a secret connection to him — try to thwart an arms smuggling ring.