Andy Fickman ("Escape to Witch Mountain," "Parental Guidance") is in talks to direct a sequel to "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" at Sony Pictures.
Fickman replaces Steve Carr who helmed the original 2009 comedy which became a surprise major hit with a $146 million domestic gross.
Kevin James is set to return as the security guard at a New Jersey mall. James and Nick Bakay, who co-wrote the original, are back to work in the script.
James, Todd Garner and Adam Sandler are returning as producers. Filming aims to begin in April.