The Traveler: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has made a pre-emptive bid for John Twelvehocks' upcoming sci-fi novel "The Traveler" for Kennedy/Marshall to produce.

Doubleday is due to publish the book in June. It is the first volume in a trilogy from the first-time author. Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, who brought the project to producer Kathleen Kennedy, are on board to adapt the novel.

Brian B.