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The director who got the most famous from the movie Snakes on a Plane died in the age of 60 in South Africa on Monday.
According to Deadline, Ellis passed away early in the morning, Los Angeles time, during the pre-production of his upcoming movie Kite.
Kite was meant to be Ellis’ own adaptation of a 1998 Japanese anime, also, was a means to reunite him and his Snakes on a Plane’s actor, Samuel L. Jackson, Deadline confirmed.
Before his movies, Ellis started off in Hollywood as an actor, stuntman, and stunt coordinator, where he had appeared in movies such as Lethal Weapon, Smokey and the Bandit, and Rocky III, The Huffington Post reported.
He continued to marked his footsteps in Hollywood when he transitioned himself from an actor to a behind-the-scene crew – the second unit directing, creating action sequences in movies such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Matrix Reloaded, and the soon-to-be-released Winter’s Tale, starring Jennifer Connelly, Colin Farrell, Will Smith, and Russell Crowe.