According to Variety, Universal Pictures is acquiring rights to the Hong Kong action film "Cheung Fo" and will turn it into a Peter Berg-directed drama called The Mission. Dario Scardapane ("Fantastic Voyage") is writing the script.

Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce with Berg and his Film 44 partners John Cameron and Sarah Aubrey.

Set in San Francisco and Las Vegas, The Mission will center on a group of criminals who bond as bodyguards for an aging crime boss. Their brotherhood is tested when one of them breaks ranks.