Laura Dern has confirmed she is returning as Dr. Ellie Sattler for Jurassic Park IV, according to TV Guide.

"It's a while away but my understanding is it's happening and my character is very involved," she told the magazine. "I know [director] Steven Spielberg is looking forward to [getting it together] over the next year."

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It is unclear whether Sam Neill's character, Dr. Alan Grant, will return for the fourth installment.

No word on when production for the 4th film begins.