Watch: John Lasseter Chats 'Cars 2' Inspiration in Sneak Peek Video
We just featured the theatrical trailer for Pixar's Cars 2 earlier this week, which as we now known is kind of a James Bond movie mixed with an international racecar adventure. Yea, that sounds cheesy, but I'm sure it will have all the same charm every Pixar film has. To explain how they're achieving that, John Lasseter (director of the first Cars) recorded a fun "Sneak Peek" video talking about how he was inspired by traveling the world. "If ever I have the chance to do a sequel, I want to take the characters around the world." He also says the character Finn McMissile was actually developed for use Cars, but not used. Watch the full video!
Cars 2 sees Lightning and Mater traveling around the world for the Race of Champions that includes other disciplines like Formula One. Mater ends up in a 'Hitchcockian' case of mistaken identity, saves the life of a British secret agent named Finn McMissile and becomes embroiled in a spy thriller, but no one believes him.
Cars 2 is being co-directed by former Pixar producer Brad Lewis, making his directorial debut after working on Ratatouille, as well as Pixar mastermind John Lasseter, director of Cars, A Bug's Life and Toy Story 1 & 2, who came back to work on this sequel last year. No screenplay credits are listed yet. Disney is bringing Cars 2 to theaters everywhere in Disney Digital 3D starting June 24th this summer. Getting excited yet?