David Koepp


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David Koepp is an American film director and screenwriter. He is known for writing Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Spider-Man directed by Sam Raimi and Panic Room directed by David Fincher. He also directed You Should Have Left ... See full bio »

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Jurassic Park Writer
(1993)
(1999)
(1996)
Ghost Town Writer
(2008)

Filmography

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  Aurora (novel) / (screenplay) (announced)
  Bride of Frankenstein (written by) (announced)
  Cold Storage (novel) / (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2022 Kimi (written by)
 2020 You Should Have Left (written for the screen by)
 2017 The Mummy (screenplay by)
 2016/I Inferno (screenplay by)
 2015 Lego Jurassic World (Video Game) (original film screenplay by)
 2014 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (written by)
 2012 Premium Rush (written by)
 2011 The Little Engine That Could (screen story by) / (screenplay by)
 2009 Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Video Game) (original film screenplay by)
 2009 Angels & Demons (screenplay)
 2008/I Ghost Town (written by)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Brick (TV Short) (based on a screenplay by - uncredited)
 2005 Zathura (Video Game)
 2005 War of the Worlds (screenplay)
 2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure (screenplay)
  Hack (TV Series) (creator - 39 episodes, 2002 - 2004) (written by - 2 episodes, 2002)
- The Reckoning (2004) ... (creator)
- One for My Baby (2004) ... (creator)
- Misty Blue (2004) ... (creator)
- Extreme Commerce (2004) ... (creator)
- Fog of War (2004) ... (creator)
 2004 Secret Window (screenplay)
 2002 Jurassic Park: Dinosaur Battles (Video Game) (based upon: the characters developed by - uncredited)
 2002 Spider-Man (screenplay)
 2002 Panic Room (written by)
 1999 Stir of Echoes (screenplay)
 1998 Snake Eyes (screenplay) / (story)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park (screenplay)
 1996 The Trigger Effect (written by)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (screenplay) / (story)
 1994 The Shadow (Video Game) (loosely based on a movie written by)
 1994 Suspicious (Short) (written by)
 1994 The Shadow (written by)
 1994 The Paper (written by)
 1993 Carlito's Way (screenplay)
 1993 Jurassic Park (screenplay)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (written by)
 1991 Toy Soldiers (screenplay)
 1990 Bad Influence (written by)
 1990 Dark Angel (written by - as Leonard Maas Jr.)
 1990 Why Me? (screenplay - as Leonard Maas Jr.)
 1988 Apartment Zero (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Was an uncredited writer for the Dolph Lundgren/Brian Benben vehicle "I Come In Peace" (1990). See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dave Koepp | Leonard Maas Jr.

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Melissa Thomas
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Personal Quote:

[on writing Mission: Impossible (1996)] Tom Cruise was involved first. He was interested in doing it, and he was producing it. And then Brian De Palma called me and said why don't you take a crack at it. You have to consider who's in it, and then make it work. The essential problem was Tom Cruise was the biggest star on the planet, and [the original TV show] was an ensemble that tilts towards ... See more »

Trivia:

He is the brother of Stephen Koepp. See more »

Trademark:

Often writes big-budget action-adventures (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), War of the Worlds (2005), Spider-Man (2002), Mission: Impossible (1996), Jurassic Park (1993)). See more »

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