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Universal to release Steven Spielberg film in summer 2026

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Steven Spielberg

Universal Pictures has set a May 15, 2026 wide release date for an as yet untitled event film to be directed by Steven Spielberg and written by David Koepp, based on Spielberg’s story. No further details were given about the project, but it was reported that Spielberg and Koepp had been working on a UFO-themed film. As of the current 2026 calendar, the Spielberg film is the only major release scheduled for May 15, 2026.

Koepp previously wrote scripts for Spielberg films including 1993 blockbuster

Jurassic Park,

1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park, 2005’s War Of The Worlds and 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. These films have grossed over $3bn in total worldwide. Spielberg’s most recent feature as a director was The Fabelmans

, his 2022 semi-autobiographical drama with Michelle Williams and Paul Dano. The film was released in November of the same year by Universal and went on to earn seven Oscar nominations as well as grossing $45.6m globally. Koepp’s most recent credits include scripts for Steven Soderbergh’s horror film Presence

and James Mangold’s Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny.

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