Field takes Universal’s ‘Creed’

Writer set to adapt Teran novel 'Violence'

Universal has set Todd Field to adapt “The Creed of Violence,” the Boston Teran novel that the studio acquired last fall in a significant pre-emptive deal made when the book was being shopped to publishers.

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 of Violence” is the second novel by Teran, the secretive writer who penned the cult-fave tome “God Is a Bullet.”

“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.

The novel will be published by Counterpoint in the fall.

Field is repped by Endeavor.

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