Hollywood newcomer Colin Trevorrow has been unveiled as the director of the new Jurassic Park movie.

Rumors have been widespread about who would oversee the fourth installment in the sci-fi adventure franchise since Steven Spielberg announced it was in the works in 2011.

Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the series, has already signed up as an executive producer for the 3D project, and on Thursday it was announced Trevorrow will take charge of the long-awaited follow-up to 2001's Jurassic Park III.

Trevorrow is best known for directing 2012 independent movie Safety Not Guaranteed.