‘Jurassic Park 4’ hires relatively unknown director

New dino director Colin Trevorrow has only helmed one low-budget film before

Jurassic Park 4 has finally hired a director.

The next instalment in the dinosaur franchise will be helmed by relatively unknown director Colin Trevorrow, Deadline has revealed.

The blockbuster sequel is a big step up for Trevorrow, whose only previous feature film is Safety Not Guaranteed, an indie comedy-drama made for just $750,000 (£500,000) that came out last December (2012). According to Deadline, Trevorrow was judged to be a “good match” because, having grown up a massive JP fan, he is well-placed to preserve the series’ legacy.

Steven Spielberg will serve as executive producer on the new Jurassic Park movie, which has a script by Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film will be shot in 3D and Universal Pictures has set a release date of June 13, 2014.

The Jurassic Park films, based on a 1993 novel by Michael Crichton, have grossed a collective $1.9 billion (£1.2 billion) worldwide. Spielberg directed 1994’s Jurassic Park and its 1997 sequel The Lost World, but passed the baton to Joe Johnston for Jurassic Park III in 2001.