Well, unlike most of the original cast, the guy who played Tommy is the one who doesn't regard it as an old shame. So unless he just doesn't like the grimdark reboot I don't see it beyond the realm of possibility for them to get him on board. :\
On the work itself: Eh... just feels really unnecessary to me. :\
Grimdark for grimdark's sake. Also, there are legal ramifications involved in this I think. At least Saban's got the franchise back so he might be cool with it, I don't know.