Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Boston Teran's upcoming western gangster novel The Creed of Violence for a big screen adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the manuscript was sent out to publishers last week and it gained interest from a number of producers.

The story takes place in the 1930s West and focuses on a father-son relationship. When a federal agent catches a gunrunner and forces the man to lead him to his head boss in Mexico, the agent slowly comes to discover that the gunrunner is actually his long lost father.

As of yet, the book does not have a publisher. There is no set start date or the film.