‘Jurassic Park’ Writer David Koepp to Pen Script for ‘Indiana Jones 5’

Disney has announced that the franchise will return to theaters on July 19, 2019

David Koepp, who penned 1993’s “Jurassic Park” for Steven Spielberg, will now also write the director’s latest project, “Indiana Jones 5.”

On Tuesday, Disney announced “Indiana Jones” will return to theaters on July 19, 2019, for a fifth film in the hit franchise, with 73-year-old Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role.

Disney declined to comment.

Ford first made his debut as archaeologist and explorer Indiana Jones in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” He reprised the role in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

The films have grossed nearly $2 billion at the global box office.

Koepp has written the screenplay for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Angels & Demons,” “Spider-Man,” “Panic Room” and “Mission: Impossible.” He will also pen the screenplay for the upcoming Dan Brown adaptation, “Inferno.”

Koepp has also directed films that include “Secret Window” and “Mortdecai,” both starring Johnny Depp.

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