06:30 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Snakes on a Plane
Originally posted 01/09/2013 10:20AM
David R. Ellis, a filmmaker best known for the 2006 movie Snakes on a Plane, which he directed, was found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, his manager confirmed to the Associated Press. He was 60.
Police say no foul play is suspected, while results of an autopsy have not been released.
"So sad to hear of David R. Ellis passing!" Tweeted Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in Snakes. "So talented, so kind, such a Good Friend. He'll be missed. Gone too soon!"
Originally posted 08/19/2006 07:00AM
Samuel L. Jackson talks to PEOPLE about his new movie, Snakes on a Plane, his tough guy image – and why you wouldn't want to cross him on the golf course.
Originally posted 08/18/2006 08:15AM
There are two steadfast rules every mobster must follow while beating someone to death with a baseball bat: Don't wear a white suit (things tend to get bloody), and don't allow oneself to be spotted mid-swing by passers-by. Bland baddie Eddie Kim (Byron Lawson) fails on both counts, so when an FBI agent (Samuel L. Jackson) convinces the eyewitness (Wolf Creek Ken doll Nathan Phillips) to fly from Hawaii to L.A. and testify, Kim snuggles aboard a time-release crate packed with deadly cobras, rattlers and hundreds of their hissing relatives, set to wreak havoc when the redeye flight is hovering over the Pacific. "You think I didn't exhaust every other option?" Kim simpers. Guess he was fresh out of bats and white suits.
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