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'Snakes on a Plane' director David R. Ellis dead at 60

Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:04 AM

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. film director David R. Ellis has died in Johannesburg, South Africa, while working on his new movie, "Kite," Deadline.com reported. He was 60.

EW.com said the cause and circumstances of his death Monday were not immediately disclosed.

Ellis' directing credits include "Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco," "Final Destination 2," "Snakes on a Plane," "Cellular" and "The Final Destination."

He started his film career as an actor and stuntman, then began directing the second units on "Waterworld," "The Perfect Storm," "The Matrix Reloaded," and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," EW.com said.

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