Universal has signed on Todd Field to adapt The Creed of Violence, the Boston Teran Western novel that Michael De Luca will produce.

According to Variety, Field has committed only to write at this point, but he is selective about assignments and rarely scripts projects he doesn't direct.

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

The Creed of Violence 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.

No production date has been set.