Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, One Night at McCool’s) will direct The Pink Panther 2 for Columbia Pictures and MGM. The film is eyeing an August start date.
Steve Martin will reprise his role as the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau in the modern-day farce. Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber wrote the screenplay, which follows the continuing adventures of the French detective.
In January, Sony tapped veteran comedy screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to rewrite the sequel.
Robert Simonds is producing, and Shawn Levy, who directed the most recent “Pink Panther,” is executive producing.