David R. Ellis

Director David R. Ellis Passes Away at Age 60

Director David R. Ellis Passes Away at Age 60

Director David R. Ellis passed away earlier today at the age of 60 in Johannesburg, South Africa. No cause of death has been determined yet, although the filmmaker was in South Africa prepping his new feature Kite, which would have reunited him with his Snakes on a Plane star Samuel L. Jackson.

Born in Santa Monica, California on September 10, 1952, David R. Ellis began his career in the mid-1970s as an actor, stuntman, and stunt coordinator. He continued to work his way up the ladder as a second unit director on films such as Thunderheart, Clear and Present Danger, Waterworld, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and The Matrix Reloaded, just to name a few.

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David R. Ellis to Direct ‘Kite’

Shark Night 3D director David R. Ellis has signed on to direct Kite for Distant Horizon.

The project is a live-action remake of the 1998 Japanese anime movie Kite, which follows a young woman who seeks vengeance for her murdered father, a cop who was killed by a crooked police officer in his own department. The woman teams up with her father's ex-partner to find the killer, although she doesn't know that the former partner is in fact the murderer.

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Four ‘Shark Night 3D’ Clips and Behind the Scenes Video

David R. Ellis, the contemporary Drive-In maven behind such glossy schlock classics as Snakes on a Plane, Cellular, and Final Destination 2, returns to his monster movie roots with the walloping cult ready classic Shark Night 3D, which has more gore than you might think for a PG-13 rated thriller. We have four new clips and some behind-the-scenes footage, which you can check out below.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Shark Night 3D’ TV Spot

We have an exclusive TV spot from Relativity Media and director David R. Ellis' September thriller Shark Night 3D. Starring Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Sinqua Walls, and Donal Logue, this harrowing roller coaster ride proves that sexy college co-eds should never mix with man-hungry sharks. Check out the latest carnage below.

Shark Night 3D was released September 2nd, 2011.

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‘Shark Night 3D’ Hi-Res Photo Gallery and Clips

Relativity Media has launched three all-new clips and an extensive hi-res photo gallery for their September thriller Shark Night 3D. Directed by David R. Ellis and starring Sara Paxton, Katharine McPhee, and Joel Moore, this Drive-In worthy ride finds a group of college co-eds having to battle terrifying underwater predators. Check out the sexy, scary images and video below.

Shark Night 3D was released September 2nd, 2011.

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‘Shark Night 3D’ Bikini Girl Clip

Whether it's The Discovery Channel's coveted Shark Week or The Hub's Jump the Shark Night, there is no getting away from these man-eating underwater beasts in this intense summer heat. Relativity Media is the latest to dog pile on the shark love with a new clip from their early fall thriller Shark Night 3D, courtesy of director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, Final Destination 2). Here, a sexy, bikini-clad co-ed proves to be a tasty treat for a hungry saltwater river shark. Check out the carnage (or lack there of) below.

Shark Night 3D was released September 2nd, 2011.

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SDCC 2011 EXCLUSIVE: ‘Shark Night 3D’ Cast & Crew Interviews

Director David R. Ellis, the man behind Snakes on a Plane, is back with an all-new tale of terror, Shark Night 3D! A sexy summer weekend goes wrong for a group of co-ed college students when they become trapped on an island surrounded by voracious underwater predators. While at SDCC 2011, we met up with David R. Ellis and his cast, including Sara Paxton, Katharine McPhee, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Sinqua Walls, Alyssa Diaz, and Chris Zylka. Check out our exclusive interviews below.

Shark Night 3D was released September 2nd, 2011.

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‘Shark Night 3D’ Poster!

Terror runs deep in schlock maestro David R. Ellis's (Snakes on a Plane) upcoming late summer roller coaster ride Shark Night 3D. If the title didn't offer enough of a synopsis for you, this first poster should do the trick: Shark. Girl. Teeth. Ocean. 3D. What more do you need or want to know? Check it out below.

Shark Night 3D was released September 2nd, 2011.

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