How on earth is it a remake? it's a prequel it documents the events from the moment the Norwegans discover the alien craft and the specimen frozen in a block of ice. I've read both scripts, it's definitely NOT a remake!
The trailer is some what underwhelming, MEWs character comes across as pathetically dull and irritating. Compare her character to the gruff and assertive McCready she looks and sounds completely out of step.
My feeling is the practical FX will be the only thing that draws the audience in to an otherwise bland and predictable movie. The trailer is too pacey and I'm not keen on those horrible music stabs - another Hollywood signature..