Now, Demme has another project to add to that list: he is attached to direct an indie family dramedy, “Old Fires.” The Heather McGowan (“Tadpole”) penned project follows a famous architect who, with the help of his snarky therapist, goes about rebuilding his damaged relationships with his wife and children after waking from a coma. It’s another relatively low-budget feature for Demme, and it’s tentatively scheduled to get underway next summer.
So what does that mean for Demme’s other projects? Well last we heard “Zeitoun” was still looking for financing so we weren’t expecting to see that any time soon. “11/22/63,” on the other hand, we expect will now be Demme’s next picture after “Old Fires” presuming all goes well on that commercially attractive project. This new project sounds like another interesting one – does Demme do anything but interesting? – and it’s something for fans of the director to look forward to while his other projects take longer to develop. [Variety]