The director wrote and helmed the first film, which followed Dave Lizewski, an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. The project grossed $96 million worldwide on a $30 million dollar budget. He also wrote the script for this project, which adapts not only the sequel, but also the spinoff Hit-Girl. The spinoff is due to hit stores next month.
Negotiations are beginning soon with a possible September start date.