Making a slight change in its effort to develop "The Pink Panther" sequel, Columbia Pictures has picked up veteran comedy screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to work on a rewrite on the project's script replacing that penned by duo Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
The flick has already had Steve Martin onboard to reprise his role as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau with Robert Simonds serving as producer. Meanwhile, it said that Sony is currently in talks with "Panther" helmer Shawn Levy to executive produce this next installment of the franchise.
Levy's "Pink Panther", which got released last year on February 10, was a reboot of the series that follows Closseau as he tries to solve the murder of a famous football coach while also attempting to find out the one who stole the man's famous Pink Panther diamond. The flick scored great in both domestic and international box office, grossing over $82 million and $158 million, respectively.