Zwart Directs The Panther Sequel

Harald Zwart (“Agent Cody Banks,” “One Night at McCool’s”) will direct “The Pink Panther” sequel for Sony and MGM says The Hollywood Reporter.

Steve Martin will reprise his role as the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau in this follow-up to 2006’s successful remake of the classic Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers film series.

Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber penned the screenplay, which follows the continuing adventures of the French detective.

The original remake’s director Shawn Levy is executive producing, and a late August start of filming is being targeted.