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

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.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 was released April 17th, 2015.

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  • monkeyiron2-0 • 2 years ago

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

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    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

      @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.

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      • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

        @instead8909 back then he wasnt funny

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        • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

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

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          • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

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

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            • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

              I guess the rent is due?!.

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              • mka47 • 2 years ago

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

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                • superman81 • 2 years ago

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

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                  • Rexorthedestroyer • 2 years ago

                    @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.

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                    • Number1Wolverine • 2 years ago

                      @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.

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                      • ObiWanShinobi • 2 years ago

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

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                        • EmmyttWolfe • 2 years ago

                          Oh f*ck you Hollywood...

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                          • CoreyB • 2 years ago

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

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                            • ed-wood • 2 years ago

                              First was ok, this is unnecessary.

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                              • buttamack • 2 years ago

                                No

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                                • Ronnie-Lewis • 2 years ago

                                  Why?

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                                  • monkeyiron2-0 • 2 years ago

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                                    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                      Ah hell no - he's not funny

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                                      • thedude1 • 2 years ago

                                        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.

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                                        • cvntstop • 2 years ago

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

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