In the new film, Inspector Clouseau must team up with detectives from other European countries to rout the daring cat burglar, The Tornado, who has returned after a decade of inactivity. In the newly released teaser trailer for the film, premiering on June 6, 2008, the movie is called The Pink Panther 2, confirming the name originally chosen.
Steve Martin, who will reprise the role of Clouseau (originated by Peter Sellers), polished the original script written by Scott Neustadter and Michael M. Weber in November 2006. Columbia Pictures, partnering with MGM on the sequel, hired the team of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel to perform a further rewrite in January 2007. Production was scheduled to begin in February 2007 for a 2008 release, but the film was subsequently re-scheduled for February 13, 2009 release after shooting was pushed back until August 2007 due to the Canadian actors strike that derailed planned shooting in Montreal. The release date was later changed to February 6, 2009.
Release Date: February 6th, 2009
Starring: Aishwarya Rai, Steve Martin,Emma Bunton, Andy Garcia,John Cleese
Directed by:Harald Zwart
Produced by:Shawn Levy, Ira Shuman, Robert Simond