I suppose you can call him the American version of J.K. Rowling, as R.L. Stine has already pushed out the very popular children's book series Goosebumps, as well as Fear Street and The Nightmare Hour. Now, 20th Century Fox has decided to pick up the film rights to Stine's latest series, The Rotten School.
With eight titles (damn, does this dude write fast or what?) currently available at your local book store, The Rotten School is gaining popularity and could be a huge franchise for Fox, if they decide to go that route. Story focuses on a character named Bernie Bridges and follows him on a ton of zany adventures as he constantly looks to disrupt everyday activity at his boarding school by scheming against teachers and rival students. Right now, there's no cast or director attached. The ninth book in the series is due out this November and, by the time I'm done writing this, I'm sure a tenth book will be finished as well.