Amazon Sets Black, Kelley, Gilliam Projects

Amazon Studios is at work on a bunch of new projects for its streaming service with several important filmmakers involved in them.

First up, “Iron Man 3” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” writer/director Shane Black is planning an adaptation of “Edge,” George Gilman’s spaghetti Western books of the same name. Fred Dekker wrote the teleplay from a story by him and Black will direct while the pair will executive produce with Barry Josephson and David Greenblatt. Dekker is also working with Black on the next “Predator” sequel.

Also in the works, “The Practice” creator David E. Kelley’s new legal drama “Trial” and the comedic thriller/family dramedy “The Patriot” from Steve Conrad (“The Pursuit of Happyness”) with pilots for both ordered. The latter follows a father working at the state department and his two sons, a senator and a Iraq war veteran with PTSD who wants to be a folk singer.

Finally, a new Deadline article indicates that filmmakers Terry Gilliam and Jim Jarmusch made early deals with Amazon for film projects on the service, but those projects are still in very early stages..