Warner Bros. is looking for a new franchise starter in the novel The Traveler, which is the first in the Fourth Realm Trilogy written by a relatively mysterious author named John Twelve Hawks.

The book describes a world in which a small secret society known by many as The Tabula have achieved a sort of stability through total social control. The Tabula wants to create a fully monitored society in which everyone knows they’re being monitored, and acts accordingly. Technology plays a big part (surveillance cameras, centralized databases, citizen RFID tags, etc.) but there is a group called Travelers which rejects the control, and their grand opposition filters down to a couple of individuals whose lives intersect as the bigger conflict quietly takes place around them. Read More »