Someone’s doing incredibly well for themselves during the recession, and it’s director Peter Segal. His career has been on fire these last few years, and its showing no signs of slowing down. Segal directed the hits Anger Management with Adam Sander and last year’s theatrical version of Get Smart starring Steve Carell and Dwayne Johnson. According to Empire, the director is a prime candidate to helm the coveted Ben Stiller property, Little Fockers.

Jay Roach was originally on board to direct the third installment of the Meet the Parents franchise but is unavailable to do so. Now the job is up for grabs, and that’s music to Segal’s ears. Even though he hasn’t officially committed to the position, he’s supposed to be meeting with producer and star Robert De Niro, along with Jane Rosenthal this week.

The script for the film has been written by John Hamburg who directed this week’s opening film I Love You, Man. Universal Pictures is aiming for principle photography to start this summer so the film can debut next year. Even though I loved Meet the Parents, I was a bit let down by the sequel. It wasn’t that great in my opinion. With Little Fockers the children will be the focal point with both sets of grandparents in tow. That’s going to be a lot to take.

Are you ready for Little Fockers? Do you think they should make a third film?