Kevin James Will Return in ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop’ Sequel

Andy Fickman is in talks to direct a follow-up to the 2009 hit comedy. Kevin James is co-writing the script alongside Nick Bakay.
Andy Fickman is in talks to direct a follow-up to the 2009 hit comedy. Kevin James is co-writing the script alongside Nick Bakay.

Nearly five years after the 2009 surprise hit comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop debuted in theaters, star Kevin James has signed on to reprise his title role for the sequel Paul Blart 2, with Andy Fickman in talks to direct for Sony Pictures.

Kevin James is also co-writing the screenplay, alongside his Paul Blart: Mall Cop writing partner Nick Bakay. No story details were given for the follow-up. The original comedy followed a New Jersey father who takes his job as a suburban mall cop way too seriously. He must spring into action when a group of thieves take over his shopping center.

Todd Garner is producing along with Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production company. Production is scheduled to begin in April.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which was directed by Steve Carr, earned $183 million worldwide, from just a $26 million production budget. Andy Fickman most recently directed Parental Guidance starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. His other directorial credits include TMI, You Again, Race to Witch Mountain, The Game Plan, She's the Man and Who's Your Daddy?.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop was released January 16th, 2009 and stars Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez, Shirley Knight, Stephen Rannazzisi, Peter Gerety, Bobby Cannavale. The film is directed by Steve Carr.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 comes to theaters April 17th, 2015 and stars Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough, David Henrie, D.B. Woodside, Nicholas Turturro. The film is directed by Andy Fickman.


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  1. Monkeyiron 2.0

    @undeadslayer4 i didn't copy anything i had that for years

    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  2. Writer220

    @mka47 I have rich friends in the business and I'm getting my own film.
    @undeadslayer4 I never found him funny, I enjoyed his show "King of Queens" however it had other people I cared about which made it funny. Kevin should stick to stand up a lot more.

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  3. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 back then he wasnt funny

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @EmmyttWolfe the movie was ok for me so i have no opinion

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. undeadslayer4

    @monkeyiron2-0 did u really have to copy that from mr.k

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    I guess the rent is due?!.

    1 year agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. Mka47

    it must be nice having rich friends with their own production company

    1 year agoby @mka47Flag

  8. Superman81

    @ObiWanShinobi cant be any worse than the rest of the crap Hollywood is pushing out these days

    1 year agoby @superman81Flag

  9. Rexorthedestroyer

    @monkeyiron2-0 LMFAO, is that Picard? That pic says more than a thousand posts could ever say about this sh*t heap mall cop sequel.

    1 year agoby @RexorthedestroyerFlag

  10. BERSERKER

    @ObiWanShinobi - The first one wasn't as funny as I would have liked it to be, but like you I'm curious to see where a sequel will go.

    1 year agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  11. ObiWanShinobi

    I'm down for this sequel. But of course all the elitists hipsters on this site just ARE NOT having it.

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  12. EmmyttWolfe

    Oh f*ck you Hollywood...

    1 year agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  13. CoreyB

    Jesus haha this was filmed at the mall my wife and I are always at

    1 year agoby @CoreyBFlag

  14. ed_wood

    First was ok, this is unnecessary.

    1 year agoby @ed-woodFlag

  15. Monkeyiron 2.0

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    1 year agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  16. Writer220

    Ah hell no - he's not funny

    1 year agoby @writer220Flag

  17. TheDude1

    The first movie was a surprise. It was actually good. I'm sure the sequel will probably fail to be as good, but I'm up for a sequel. Have been for many years now.

    1 year agoby @thedude1Flag

  18. cvnt$top

    Its been five years? Im too young to feel like im gettin old, jeez....

    1 year agoby @cvntstopFlag

  19. cvnt$top

    Oh god.....

    1 year agoby @cvntstopFlag

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