The Sopranos II (A remake or a prequel)

I just read an article  on nationalreport.net that The Sopranos is getting a remake. Now from the description it sounds like more of a prequel that will also show through the original show ending. The one thing I did notice is the absence of creator David Chase’s name from the article. The second thing I noticed is the lack of any Italian-American actor or actress from the show. The Sopranos is easily one of the greatest shows in American History.  I hope Val Kilmer (who is co-producing, directing and starting as Tony Soprano) takes this project very seriously if he is really doing it. Here is the article….what do you all think?

http://nationalreport.net/sopranos-remake-begins-production-cast-revealed/