Universal Pictures has bought the rights to an untitled drama from Neil Burger; he'll also direct.

The film is set in New York, and focuses on an imminent terror threat that's caused a law-enforcement crackdown, bringing all crime to a standstill - the criminals get organized, pooling their resources to search for the terrorists, notes Variety. While their motivation is to get back to their nefarious business, the exercise forces them to re-examine their morality and place in society.

Look for a quick turn around for the film.