David R. Ellis, Director of Snakes on a Plane, Dead at 60 | E! Online: "Most recently known for his Samuel L. Jackson film Snakes on a Plane, the director died suddenly while in South Africa working on his latest project Kite, a live-action reboot of the famed Japanese anime about a young girl trained to be an assassin after the death of her parents, E! News confirms.
A manager for Ellis tells us, "Unfortunately, it is true and sadly, he has passed. We don't have any more information at this time and no further comment.""
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