Ellis’s body had been found in hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ellis was in Johannesburg working on “Kite,” a remake of the 1998 Japanese anime film that was to have starred “Snakes on a Plane” actor Samuel L. Jackson.
At this time Gardner declined to provide additional details, and no cause of death has been released.
“So sad to hear of David R. Ellis passing!” Jackson tweeted on Monday. “So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He’ll be missed. Gone too soon!”
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Ellis’ directing credits include “Shark Night 3D,” “The Final Destination,” “Cellular” and “Final Destination 2.” He also worked on such films as “Misery,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Waterworld.”