"When two separate events occur simultaneously..." (etc).
Commercially this has been a no brainer for years, although the success of the blu-ray set may have underlined the point. The cast haven't got anything better to do (Heather Graham possibly aside, although she's hardly integral), so it just comes down to whether Lynch is on board or not - and let's face it he hasn't got anything better to do either, and perhaps could do with the cash. The funny thing is, it actually makes sense creatively too, '25 Years Later', etc. So I reckon this is legit. Should be good if Lynch directs the whole thing as rumoured and if they can mix existing characters with a new teen cast. Of course KM is a must. The Man from Another Place, the Giant and the One Armed Man shouldn't appear to age, so they'll need to set aside a generous digital wrinkle removal budget there. Savings perhaps can be made on Ray Wise's hair, which will no longer require bleaching (assuming he's still in the lodge). Bob can be resurrected with digital technology. Jack Nance and Mose Harper will be sad but unavoidable omissions.