I did see that announcement last weekend. I just happened to check on the Internet Movie Database Short Circuit page and found out about this.
I was happy to see some news about the remake... but I wonder what happened to Steve Carr. That is weird. Anyway, I don't know much about this new director. And the remake's release year has been pushed back to 2013.
Oh, well. At least it means it is still in the works. With the lack of news, I thought the project had been abandoned.