Steve Pink (Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity, Accepted) has been hired write a draft of the Kevin James starrer Mall Cop for Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison Prods, according to Variety. James co-wrote the original script.

The story centers on a mild-mannered security guard thrust into action when his mall is taken over by highly organized thieves.

The studio is looking to begin filming this spring and is currently looking for a director.