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Old 01-07-13, 05:29 PM
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Director David R. Ellis DEAD

Director David R. Ellis has died in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Snakes On A Plane helmer passed away suddenly early this morning Los Angeles-time, Deadline has learned. Ellis was 60 years old. Cause of death is not yet known. Ellis was in South Africa preparing to direct the film KITE. The director’s live-action adaptation of the 1998 Japanese anime was set to reunite Ellis with his Snakes star Samuel L. Jackson. Born in Los Angeles on September 10, 1952, Ellis started out in Hollywood as an actor and then stuntman and stunt coordinator. In 1986, Ellis moved on to second unit directing, helming the action sequences on films such as Waterworld, The Matrix Reloaded and Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. His first directing job was on the Disney film Homeward Bound 2: Lost In San Francisco in 1996. Final Destination 2 followed in 2003, with Cellular in 2004 and Snakes On A Plane in 2006. He went on to direct Asylum in 2008, The Final Destination in 2009 and Shark Night 3D in 2011. Ellis also did second unit directing on the upcoming Winter’s Tale starring Colin Farrell, Will Smith, Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe.
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Kite is an.....interesting choice for an anime movie to adapt to live action.

R.I.P. by the way.
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Damn. Even though overall, he wasn't the greatest director, Final Destination 2 is one of the most fun movies ever.RIP
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that sucks.
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Re: Director David R. Ellis DEAD

Damn that's a shock.

Final Destination 2 was one of the best in the series.

Didn't really care for The Final Destination, but I appreciated the effort.

Snakes on a Plane was a great comedy.

Asylum was actually an okay DTV thriller

Liked Cellular

Hated Shark Night 3D
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Re: Director David R. Ellis DEAD

He made slick popcorn flicks and his second unit work was great - I didn't like his last two films, but everything else was highly entertaining... sad to hear this new. RIP.
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Really sad to hear.



Final Destination 2 was great fun. So was Cellular. If you go into it with the right mindset, Snakes on a Plane is an intentional hoot.
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R.I.P

I enjoyed both of the Final Destination films he directed.
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Too bad.
R.I.P.
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Sad news.
Old 01-08-13, 12:04 AM
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Damn. Even after his last two stumbles (TFD, Shark Night), I always paid attention to when he had a movie coming out. Sudden and unexpected. RIP.
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I liked pretty much all of his work besides Shark Night. R.I.P
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Re: Director David R. Ellis DEAD

I just heard and Director of Snakes on a Plane.

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