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.
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 The Ultimate Rush, accused Koepp and the makers of Premium Rush of copyright infringement. On April 2, 2013, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg dismissed this case, finding that the two works were not substantially similar.
On February 17, 2013, Koepp received the WGA East's Ian McClellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement.
On July 10, 2013 it was announced in the news that Lionsgate has acquired the comedic crime novel The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery written by Kyril Bonfiglioli. The film is titled as Mortdecai and currently is in development at Lionsgate, Koepp is set to direct the film on the script of Eric Aronson.Johnny Depp will lead in the role of Charlie Mortdecai,Ewan McGregor and Gwyneth Paltrow are also set as lead cast in the film.