“Snakes on a Plane Director” David R. Ellis Dead at 60

Entertainment

0  Updated at 2:55 am, January 8th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — David R. Ellis, best known for directing the 2006 Samuel L. Jackson film Snakes on a Plane, died Monday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa.  It’s unclear what caused his death, according to Deadline.com.  Ellis was 60.

The website reports Ellis was preparing to direct a movie titled KITE, a live-action adaptation of a Japanese anime set to star Jackson, at the time of his death.

Jackson tweeted on Monday, “So sad to hear of David R Ellis passing! So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He’ll be missed. Gone too soon!”

Ellis’ other directing credits include Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco, Final Destination 2, Cellular, Asylum, The Final Destination and Shark Night 3D.

He served as an actor, stuntman and second unit director before he became a film director.

Ellis is survived by a wife and three children.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Stories You May Be Interested In:

Local ballet dancers, orchestra hosting free concert in Rexburg

23 May 2017

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com

Singer Chris Cornell hanged himself, medical examiner says

18 May 2017

Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN