Yes. They rescanned the original film at 1080p HD, hence yes: they can (and did) scan it at 2k. My question is that whether they can or will scan it five to ten years from now for the proposed Ultra High Definition TV in 4k or even 8k.
Note: I took out the part about 2k. I previously assumed 2k was double the 1080p rate, but I'm now assuming that 2k = 1080p. I might be wrong on both counts. Please won't someone educate me!? (No sarcasm intended.)