'Snakes on a Plane' director David R. Ellis has died at the age of 60. The director, most known for trying to make something out of really bad scripts was a really great guy. I got to spend some time with him when he was making Final Destination 2 which was his directorial debut. He was full of the best stories about how he started in the industry which was as a stuntman and then he just kind of moved forward until he was a director. He died suddenly in South Africa while working on the movie “Kite,” which was going to be a live version of the anime that was so popular about a girl who becomes an assassin after her parents died.