Columbia Pictures has set an April 17, 2015 release date for their comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which stars Kevin James reprising his title role from 2009's Paul Blart: Mall Cop. As of now, the sequel doesn't have any direct competition, but it opens one week before Universal's highly-anticipated sequel Fast & Furious 7.

The story is set in Las Vegas, where Paul and his daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) attend a security guard convention. Although he is constantly mocked by casino security, he joins forces with them to take down a dangerous group of art thieves. Molly Shannon co-stars in an unspecified role, along with David Henrie as a Vegas valet who catches Maya's eye, Nicholas Turturro as one of Blart's casino security guard rivals, and Gary Valentine as another casino guard who befriends Paul.

Andy Fickman is directing from a script co-written by Kevin James and Nick Bakay, with Adam Sandler and Todd Garner. Production is scheduled to begin later this month in Las Vegas.