John Lasseter Co-Directs “Cars” Sequel

John Lasseter is set to co-direct the upcoming 3D Pixar sequel “Cars 2” reports Jim Hill Media.

Lasseter, who helmed the first film, had seemingly stepped aside so “Ratatouille” producer Brad Lewis could direct the sequel. Now it seems the pair will be working together on the project, quelling months of speculation.

“Cars 2” follows Lightning McQueen and his new crew chief Mater around the world as part of the “Race of Champions.” It marks the company’s first sequel outside their “Toy Story” franchise.