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'Jurassic Park 4' in the works; Colin Trevorrow to direct

A scene from the 1993 movie 'Jurassic Park.' (Universal Pictures)

March 15, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Plans are moving forward on a fourth film in the "Jurassic Park" series.

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment announced on Thursday that Colin Trevorrow will direct the latest installment.

Trevorrow made his directorial debut with last year's "Safety Not Guaranteed." Steven Spielberg helmed the first two films and will serve as executive producer.

"Jurassic Park 4" is expected to hit theaters next June. Meantime, the original "Jurassic Park" is headed back to theaters in a 3-D release April 5.

The dinosaur franchise has grossed $1.9 billion at the box office worldwide since the first film was released in 1993.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.