Universal announced on Thursday that Colin Trevorrow will be the director for the next installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, not Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two movies, reports The Daily Beast. Trevorrow is the director of the successful indie film Safety Not Guaranteed that won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Jurassic Park IV is the new director’s first big-budget film.
Although Spielberg won’t be directing the dinosaur movie, he will be the executive producer alongside producer Frank Marshall. The movie will be made in 3D and is scheduled to release on June 13, 2014.
The original Jurassic Park film was released in 1993 and grossed over $900 million worldwide. The movie is regarded as a landmark for its use of computer-generated imagery. The first two were directed by Steven Spielberg, but the third, which was released in 2001, was directed by Joe Johnston. However, Jurassic Park III did not do as well as the first two movies at the box office.