We could consider it a "reimagining" of the original, in the same sense of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories being a "reimagining" of the first Silent Hill. I'm actually quite excited about this, as I had thought he had abandoned the project!
There is nothing which cannot become a puppet of fate or an onlooker, peering into the cage.
Its only for the WiiU? is there any chance of it coming out for something else? I might get a WiiU but I really don't think it will sell well on that console since nintendo doesnt have a strong survival horror fanbase. Thats why Resident Evil Remake and zero sold so poorly which lead to RE4's dramatic changes in mid development. Nintendo is where classic survival horror died.