David Koepp

Biography of David Koepp

David Koepp (born June 9, 1963) is an American screenwriter and director. Koepp is the fifth most successful screenwriter of all time in terms of domestic box office receipts with totals at just over $2 billion. As a writer, Koepp has worked on blockbuster Hollywood films such as Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, and Spider-Man. He has a cameo as the man who is eaten by the T-Rex in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, on which he worked as a writer and second unit director. Koepp was reportedly paid $4,000,000 for his Panic Room screenplay. He wrote the screenplay for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and co-wrote and directed 2008's Ghost Town starring Ricky Gervais and Greg Kinnear.

Koepp's work as a director has not had quite the same box office success. His films include Secret Window, Stir of Echoes, and The Trigger Effect.

Koepp has also worked in television, creating the 2002 series Hack starring David Morse.

In 2012, Koepp directed Premium Rush, which he co-wrote with John Kamps. In an August 2011 lawsuit, Joe Quirk, the author of the 1998 novel Ultimate Rush, accused Koepp and the makers of Premium Rush of copyright infringement.

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