David Koepp has written or co-written the screenplays for more than thirty films, including APARTMENT ZERO (1989), BAD INFLUENCE (1990), DEATH BECOMES HER (1992), CARLITO’S WAY (1993), JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE PAPER (1994), MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (1996), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997), SNAKE EYES (1998), PANIC ROOM (2002), SPIDER-MAN (2002), WAR OF THE WORLDS (2005), INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008), ANGELS & DEMONS (2009), INFERNO (2016), and KIMI (2022).
As a director, his work includes the films THE TRIGGER EFFECT (1996), STIR OF ECHOES (1999), SECRET WINDOW (2004), GHOST TOWN (2007), PREMIUM RUSH (2012), and YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT (2020). GHOST TOWN and PREMIUM RUSH were co-written with the enigmatic John Kamps.
Koepp’s forthcoming novel, AURORA, was published by HarperCollins in 2022. His first novel, COLD STORAGE, was published in 2019. His story YARD WORK, narrated by Kevin Bacon, was released by Audible Originals in July 2020.
He was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from UCLA’s film school in 1986. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.