Snakes on a Plane director David R. Ellis has passed away. There's no cause of death at the moment, but he was in Johannesburg, South Africa preparing to shoot the his live-action adaptation of the 1998 Japanese Anime Kite. It would have reunited him with star Samuel L. Jackson.
Ellis was 60 years old and started out in his career in Hollywood as an actor. From there he became a stuntman and stunt coordinator. In 1986, Ellis became a second unit directing, directing the action sequences on films such as Waterworld, The Matrix Reloaded and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. The first feature film he directed was Disney's film Homeward Bound 2: Lost In San Francisco. From there he went on to direct films such as Final Destination 2, Cellular, Asylum, The Final Destination and Shark Night 3D.
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends. »
- Joey Paur
Similar News ItemsSamuel L. Jackson
- Sr Geek Picks: Lego ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’, Slj Cursing Montage & More (From Screen Rant. 31 July 2014, 11:40 AM, PDT)
- Poster For Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Western (From Worst Previews. 31 July 2014, 5:11 AM, PDT)
- The Hateful Eight: First Poster For Tarantino's 70mm Super CinemaScope Western (From Twitch. 31 July 2014, 3:14 AM, PDT)
The Final Destination (2009)
- The Hey U Guys Instant Watching Guide – July 28th 2014 (From HeyUGuys. 29 July 2014, 5:16 AM, PDT)
- Gang Related TV Review – Fox (From AreYouScreening. 22 May 2014, 9:42 AM, PDT)
- Editorial: Isn’t It Time for Another Final Destination? (From shocktillyoudrop. 19 May 2014, 7:00 AM, PDT)
David R. Ellis
- Film Review: ‘Kite’ (From Variety - Film News. 20 July 2014, 10:13 AM, PDT)
- Tsr Blog: ‘Non-Stop’ and Why It’s Safe for Movie Planes to Crash Again (From Scorecard Review. 7 March 2014, 11:43 AM, PST)
- New Horror Anthology Fear Paris Teases Directors And Concept (From We Got This Covered. 4 February 2014, 11:09 AM, PST)