While Lightning McQueen will be seen racing around the world in the sequel of Pixar's 2006 'Cars' , his intellectually-challenged buddy Mater will take a large portion of the storyline.
Details on what Lightning McQueen and his automobile friends will be dealing with in "Cars 2" have been unraveled. Empire reported that producer John Lasseter has shared the plot details of the "Cars" sequel at Disney presentation in London's Leicester Square on Thursday morning, September 10, revealing that the movie will also revolve heavily on McQueen's friend, Mater.
In this animated movie, McQueen along with his pit team and new pit boss Mater will travel around the globe for the Race of Champions. The race takes place in five different countries, Tokyo, Italy, Germany, Monte Carlo, Paris and London, and involves the champions of different disciplines like Formula One and rally driving.
During this race, McQueen's buddy Mater will provide this animated comedy movie with an action adventure twist. The intellectually-challenged tow truck will get involved in a "Hitchcockian" case of mistaken identity, save the life of a British secret agent called Finn McMissile, and become embroiled in a huge spy thriller.
"Cars 2" will have "Ratatouille" producer Brad Lewis as its director. Stepping in to replace original helmer, Lewis is making his Pixar-directing debut. The movie is likely to hear the familiar voices of Owen Wilson as Lightning McQueen and Larry the Cable Guy as Mater. Pixar eyes a summer 2011 release for this sequel.